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English Dictionary: score by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
score
n
  1. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); "she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework?"
    Synonym(s): mark, grade, score
  2. a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages; "he studied the score of the sonata"
    Synonym(s): score, musical score
  3. a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0"
  4. a set of twenty members; "a score were sent out but only one returned"
  5. grounds; "don't do it on my account"; "the paper was rejected on account of its length"; "he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful"
    Synonym(s): score, account
  6. the facts about an actual situation; "he didn't know the score"
  7. an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar); "add it to my score and I'll settle later"
  8. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    Synonym(s): score, scotch
  9. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"
    Synonym(s): grudge, score, grievance
  10. the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
  11. a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse; "calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang"
    Synonym(s): sexual conquest, score
v
  1. gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
    Synonym(s): score, hit, tally, rack up
  2. make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"
    Synonym(s): score, nock, mark
  3. make underscoring marks
    Synonym(s): score, mark
  4. write a musical score for
  5. induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"
    Synonym(s): seduce, score, make
  6. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; "She scored high on the SAT"; "He scored a 200"
  7. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
    Synonym(s): grade, score, mark
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Score \Score\ (sk[omac]r), n. [AS. scor twenty, fr. sceran,
      scieran, to shear, cut, divide; or rather the kindred Icel.
      skor incision, twenty, akin to Dan. skure a notch, Sw.
      sk[86]ra. See {Shear}.]
      1. A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a
            tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose
            of account.
  
                     Whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books
                     but the score and the tally, thou hast caused
                     printing to be used.                           --Shak.
  
      2. An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence,
            indebtedness.
  
                     He parted well, and paid his score.   --Shak.
  
      3. Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
  
                     But left the trade, as many more Have lately done on
                     the same score.                                 --Hudibras.
  
                     You act your kindness in Cydaria's score. --Dryden.
  
      4. The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score
            or tally; hence, in pl., a large number.
  
                     Amongst three or four score hogsheads. --Shak.
  
                     At length the queen took upon herself to grant
                     patents of monopoly by scores.            --Macaulay.
  
      5. A distance of twenty yards; -- a term used in ancient
            archery and gunnery. --Halliwell.
  
      6. A weight of twenty pounds. [Prov. Eng.]
  
      7. The number of points gained by the contestants, or either
            of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.
  
      8. A line drawn; a groove or furrow.
  
      9. (Mus.) The original and entire draught, or its transcript,
            of a composition, with the parts for all the different
            instruments or voices written on staves one above another,
            so that they can be read at a glance; -- so called from
            the bar, which, in its early use, was drawn through all
            the parts. --Moore (Encyc. of Music).
  
      {In score} (Mus.), having all the parts arranged and placed
            in juxtaposition. --Smart.
  
      {To quit scores}, to settle or balance accounts; to render an
            equivalent; to make compensation.
  
                     Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements
                     in the noble fruits that issue from it? --South.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Score \Score\ (sk[omac]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scored}
      (sk[omac]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scoring}.]
      1. To mark with lines, scratches, or notches; to cut notches
            or furrows in; to notch; to scratch; to furrow; as, to
            score timber for hewing; to score the back with a lash.
  
                     Let us score their backs.                  --Shak.
  
                     A briar in that tangled wilderness Had scored her
                     white right hand.                              --M. Arnold.
  
      2. Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for
            indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a
            tally.
  
      3. To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or
            account of; to set down; to record; to charge.
  
                     Madam, I know when, Instead of five, you scored me
                     ten.                                                   --Swift.
  
                     Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score. --Shak.
  
      4. To engrave, as upon a shield. [R.] --Spenser.
  
      5. To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game.
  
      6. (Mus.) To write down in proper order and arrangement; as,
            to score an overture for an orchestra. See {Score}, n., 9.
  
      7. (Geol.) To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the
            rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in
            the drift epoch.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Score \Score\, v. i.
      1. To keep the score in a game; to act as scorer.
  
      2. To make or count a point or points, as in a game; to
            tally.
  
      3. To run up a score, or account of dues.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Point \Point\, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L.
      punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See
      {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.]
      1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything,
            esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle
            or a pin.
  
      2. An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle
            used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others;
            also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point;
            -- called also {pointer}.
  
      3. Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined
            termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a
            tract of land extending into the water beyond the common
            shore line.
  
      4. The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument,
            as a needle; a prick.
  
      5. An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or
            supposed. Specifically: (Geom.) That which has neither
            parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has
            neither length, breadth, nor thickness, -- sometimes
            conceived of as the limit of a line; that by the motion of
            which a line is conceived to be produced.
  
      6. An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant;
            hence, the verge.
  
                     When time's first point begun Made he all souls.
                                                                              --Sir J.
                                                                              Davies.
  
      7. A mark of punctuation; a character used to mark the
            divisions of a composition, or the pauses to be observed
            in reading, or to point off groups of figures, etc.; a
            stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and esp. a period; hence,
            figuratively, an end, or conclusion.
  
                     And there a point, for ended is my tale. --Chaucer.
  
                     Commas and points they set exactly right. --Pope.
  
      8. Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative
            position, or to indicate a transition from one state or
            position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position
            or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of
            depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by
            tenpoints. [bd]A point of precedence.[b8] --Selden.
            [bd]Creeping on from point to point.[b8] --Tennyson.
  
                     A lord full fat and in good point.      --Chaucer.
  
      9. That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or
            character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a
            peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as,
            the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story,
            etc.
  
                     He told him, point for point, in short and plain.
                                                                              --Chaucer.
  
                     In point of religion and in point of honor. --Bacon.
  
                     Shalt thou dispute With Him the points of liberty ?
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      10. Hence, the most prominent or important feature, as of an
            argument, discourse, etc.; the essential matter; esp.,
            the proposition to be established; as, the point of an
            anecdote. [bd]Here lies the point.[b8] --Shak.
  
                     They will hardly prove his point.      --Arbuthnot.
  
      11. A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a
            punctilio.
  
                     This fellow doth not stand upon points. --Shak.
  
                     [He] cared not for God or man a point. --Spenser.
  
      12. (Mus.) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or
            time; as:
            (a) (Anc. Mus.) A dot or mark distinguishing or
                  characterizing certain tones or styles; as, points of
                  perfection, of augmentation, etc.; hence, a note; a
                  tune. [bd]Sound the trumpet -- not a levant, or a
                  flourish, but a point of war.[b8] --Sir W. Scott.
            (b) (Mod. Mus.) A dot placed at the right hand of a note,
                  to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half,
                  as to make a whole note equal to three half notes, a
                  half note equal to three quarter notes.
  
      13. (Astron.) A fixed conventional place for reference, or
            zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the
            intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere,
            and named specifically in each case according to the
            position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the
            solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points,
            etc. See {Equinoctial Nodal}.
  
      14. (Her.) One of the several different parts of the
            escutcheon. See {Escutcheon}.
  
      15. (Naut.)
            (a) One of the points of the compass (see {Points of the
                  compass}, below); also, the difference between two
                  points of the compass; as, to fall off a point.
            (b) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See
                  {Reef point}, under {Reef}.
  
      16. (Anc. Costume) A a string or lace used to tie together
            certain parts of the dress. --Sir W. Scott.
  
      17. Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels
            point. See Point lace, below.
  
      18. pl. (Railways) A switch. [Eng.]
  
      19. An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
            [Cant, U. S.]
  
      20. (Cricket) A fielder who is stationed on the off side,
            about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in
            advance of, the batsman.
  
      21. The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game;
            as, the dog came to a point. See {Pointer}.
  
      22. (Type Making) A standard unit of measure for the size of
            type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica
            type. See {Point system of type}, under {Type}.
  
      23. A tyne or snag of an antler.
  
      24. One of the spaces on a backgammon board.
  
      25. (Fencing) A movement executed with the saber or foil; as,
            tierce point.
  
      Note: The word point is a general term, much used in the
               sciences, particularly in mathematics, mechanics,
               perspective, and physics, but generally either in the
               geometrical sense, or in that of degree, or condition
               of change, and with some accompanying descriptive or
               qualifying term, under which, in the vocabulary, the
               specific uses are explained; as, boiling point, carbon
               point, dry point, freezing point, melting point,
               vanishing point, etc.
  
      {At all points}, in every particular, completely; perfectly.
            --Shak.
  
      {At point}, {In point}, {At}, {In}, [or] On, {the point}, as
            near as can be; on the verge; about (see {About}, prep.,
            6); as, at the point of death; he was on the point of
            speaking. [bd]In point to fall down.[b8] --Chaucer.
            [bd]Caius Sidius Geta, at point to have been taken,
            recovered himself so valiantly as brought day on his
            side.[b8] --Milton.
  
      {Dead point}. (Mach.) Same as {Dead center}, under {Dead}.
  
      {Far point} (Med.), in ophthalmology, the farthest point at
            which objects are seen distinctly. In normal eyes the
            nearest point at which objects are seen distinctly; either
            with the two eyes together (binocular near point), or with
            each eye separately (monocular near point).
  
      {Nine points of the law}, all but the tenth point; the
            greater weight of authority.
  
      {On the point}. See {At point}, above.
  
      {Point lace}, lace wrought with the needle, as distinguished
            from that made on the pillow.
  
      {Point net}, a machine-made lace imitating a kind of Brussels
            lace (Brussels ground).
  
      {Point of concurrence} (Geom.), a point common to two lines,
            but not a point of tangency or of intersection, as, for
            instance, that in which a cycloid meets its base.
  
      {Point of contrary flexure}, a point at which a curve changes
            its direction of curvature, or at which its convexity and
            concavity change sides.
  
      {Point of order}, in parliamentary practice, a question of
            order or propriety under the rules.
  
      {Point of sight} (Persp.), in a perspective drawing, the
            point assumed as that occupied by the eye of the
            spectator.
  
      {Point of view}, the relative position from which anything is
            seen or any subject is considered.
  
      {Points of the compass} (Naut.), the thirty-two points of
            division of the compass card in the mariner's compass; the
            corresponding points by which the circle of the horizon is
            supposed to be divided, of which the four marking the
            directions of east, west, north, and south, are called
            cardinal points, and the rest are named from their
            respective directions, as N. by E., N. N. E., N. E. by N.,
            N. E., etc. See Illust. under {Compass}.
  
      {Point paper}, paper pricked through so as to form a stencil
            for transferring a design.
  
      {Point system of type}. See under {Type}.
  
      {Singular point} (Geom.), a point of a curve which possesses
            some property not possessed by points in general on the
            curve, as a cusp, a point of inflection, a node, etc.
  
      {To carry one's point}, to accomplish one's object, as in a
            controversy.
  
      {To make a point of}, to attach special importance to.
  
      {To make}, [or] {gain}, {a point}, accomplish that which was
            proposed; also, to make advance by a step, grade, or
            position.
  
      {To mark}, [or] {score}, {a point}, as in billiards, cricket,
            etc., to note down, or to make, a successful hit, run,
            etc.
  
      {To strain a point}, to go beyond the proper limit or rule;
            to stretch one's authority or conscience.
  
      {Vowel point}, in Hebrew, and certain other Eastern and
            ancient languages, a mark placed above or below the
            consonant, or attached to it, representing the vowel, or
            vocal sound, which precedes or follows the consonant.
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