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score (fact)

Definition:

the facts about an actual situation

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

scores

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

he didn't know the score

Etymology:

late Old English scoru "twenty", from Old Norse skor "mark, tally", also, in...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of score...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

score | the score [sense-specific] | over the score [sense-specific] | settle a score [sense-specific] | lots [synonym, sense-specific] | mark [synonym, sense-specific] | berate [synonym, sense-specific] | scorer [noun, derived]

an evaluative, usually numerical, record of a competitive game or match | the total number of points made by a side or individual in a game or match | ... (27 of 917 words, 35 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

score | the | this | pay | the score | scores of | score off | score something out/through | keep score | ...

the number of points, goals, runs, etc. achieved in a game or by a team or an individual | [informal] : an act of gaining a goal or point in a game. | ... (31 of 698 words, 33 definitions, 29 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/score

Britannica Encyclopedia:

score [music]

notation, in manuscript or printed form, of a musical work, probably so called from the vertical scoring lines that connect successive related staves. ... (23 of 639 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

score | scores [plural] | pay off or settle a score [sense-specific] | a successful move, remark, etc [sense-specific] | a successful robbery [sense-specific] | theft [sense-specific]

for 11,--"v"., "scored, scoring". | the record of points or strokes made by the competitors in a game or match. | the total points or strokes made by ... (27 of 616 words, 38 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/score

New World Dictionary:

score | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle] | scorer [noun, related]

a scratch, mark, incision, etc. ; a line drawn or scratched, often to mark ... | an amount or sum due; account; debt | a grievance or wrong one seeks ... (28 of 462 words, 32 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

score | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle] | scores [3rd-person singular present] | scorer [noun, related]

A notch or incision, especially one that is made to keep a tally. | [sports, games] ; A usually numerical record of a competitive event | The total ... (26 of 446 words, 36 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Score [disambiguation] | scorer

may refer to: Test score, the result of an exam or test | A groove cut into a surface in engineering | A joining technique in pottery | Score, slang for sexual intercourse and other sexual activities | Bauer Inverness, formally Score Inverness, a... (40 of 417 words, 40 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

score [entry 1, noun] | scores [plural] | indebtedness [synonym, sense-specific] | reason [synonym, sense-specific] | grudge [synonym, sense-specific] | twenty [synonym, sense-specific] | subject [synonym, sense-specific] | ground [synonym, sense-specific] | topic [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

(or plural "score") ; "twenty" ; a group of 20 things [often used in combination with a cardinal number] ; an indefinitely large number | a line (as a ... (28 of 346 words, 9 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/score

score [entry 2, verb] | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle] | score points | berate [synonym, sense-specific] | grade [synonym, sense-specific] | record [synonym, sense-specific] | also [synonym, sense-specific] | count [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to keep a record or account of by or as if by notches on a tally; "record" ... | to mark with lines, grooves, scratches, or notches | "berate", ... (27 of 327 words, 10 definitions, 6 usage examples)

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Wiktionary:

score | scores [plural] | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle] | prescore [transitive] | prescored [transitive, past tense] | prescoring [transitive, present participle] | prescores [transitive, 3rd-person singular present] | subject [synonym, sense-specific]

The total number of points earned by a participant in a game. | The number of points accrued by each of the participants in a game, expressed as a ratio or a series of numbers. | The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, ... (46 of 298 words, 18 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/score

Macmillan British Dictionary:

score | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle] | scores [3rd-person singular present] | score points

[intransitive/transitive] to get a point in a game or sport | [transitive] to achieve a particular amount, level etc in a test ; to judge someone's ... (25 of 273 words, 9 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/score

score [noun] | scores [plural] | keep score | know the score | on that/this score

[countable] the number of points that someone gains in a game ; the result ... | [countable, music] a written copy of a piece of music ; the music ... (28 of 254 words, 9 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

score

in musical notation, manuscript or printed music in which the various parts are placed one above the other so that notes that are to be played ... (26 of 183 words)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

score [entry 1]

to win or get a point, goal, etc. in a competitive activity, such as a sport or game, or in an examination | to succeed in an activity or to achieve ... (30 of 123 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/score 1

score [entry 2]

[United States, informal] to get something | [slang] to get illegal drugs | [slang] If someone scores, they have sex with someone that they have ... (23 of 63 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/score 2

score [entry 3]

to make a mark or cut on the surface of something hard with a pointed tool, or to draw a line through writing (23 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/score 3

score [entry 4]

to write or change a piece of music for particular instruments or voices (13 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/score 4

score [entry 5] | scores [plural]

the number of points, goals, etc. achieved in a game or competition (12 of 54 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/score 5

score [entry 6] | scores [plural]

a piece of written music with the parts for all the instruments and voices arranged on separate lines | the music written for a film, play, etc (26 of 50 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/score 6

score [entry 7] | scores [plural]

an argument or disagreement that has existed for a long time (11 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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score [entry 8] | by the score | scores

[formal] 20 or approximately 20 | "by the score": [formal] in large numbers | "scores": a lot of things or people (19 of 59 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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score [entry 9] | on this/that score | on this score | on that score

about the thing or subject which has just been mentioned (10 of 52 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

score | scores [plural] | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle]

the total number of points made by a player or team at the end of or during a match or game | a record of the number of points made by a player or ... (33 of 862 words, 40 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702700​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

score

Origin: late Old English scoru "twenty", from Old Norse skor "mark, tally", also, in Icelandic, "twenty", from Proto-Germanic *skura-, ... (18 of 136 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

score | the | this | pay | the score | scores of | score off | score something out/through

Origin: late Old English scoru "set of twenty", from Old Norse skor "notch, tally, twenty", of Germanic origin; related to "shear". The verb ... (22 of 33 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/score

Wiktionary:

score | scores [plural] | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle]

Origin: the Old English scora, notch (and hence, a tally). (For twenty: The mark on a tally made by drovers for every twenty beasts passing through a tollgate.)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/score

New World Dictionary:

score | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle]

Origin: Middle English from Old English scoru from Old Norse skor from Indo-European base *sker-, to cut derives "shear" | Middle English scoren

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American Heritage Dictionary:

score | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle] | scores [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English scoru, twenty, from Old Norse skor; see sker- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

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Collins Dictionary:

score

Origin: Old English scora; related to Old Norse skor notch, tally, twenty

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/score

Merriam-Webster:

score [entry 1, noun] | scores [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English scor, from Old Norse skor notch, tally, twenty; akin to Old English scieran to cut

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Encarta Dictionary:

score | scores [plural] | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle]

First use: Pre-12th century

Origin: Old Norse skor "notch, tally, 20"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702700​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

score | scores [plural] | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "score"

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Collins Dictionary:

score

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "score"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

score [verb] | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle] | scores [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "score"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/score

score [noun] | scores [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "score"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

score | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle] | scores [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "score"

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score [noun] | scores [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "score"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

score [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "score"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "score"

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the Free Dictionary:

score

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "score"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "score"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "score" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

score | scores [plural] | scored [past tense] | scoring [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "score"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

score

Audio: North American pronunciation of "score"

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YourDictionary Audio:

score

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "score" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

Score

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