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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Score  \Score\  (sk[=o]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[*a]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 
  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[=o]r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scored} 
  (sk[=o]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 
  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 
  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. 
  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  ``A  point  of  precedence.''  --Selden.  ``Creeping 
  on  from  point  to  point.''  --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, 
  He  told  him  point  for  point,  in  short  and  plain. 
  In  point  of  religion  and  in  point  of  honor.  --Bacon. 
  Shalt  thou  dispute  With  Him  the  points  of  liberty  ? 
  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.  ``Here  lies  the  point.''  --Shak. 
  They  will  hardly  prove  his  point.  --Arbuthnot. 
  11.  A  small  matter;  a  trifle;  a  least  consideration;  a 
  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.  ``Sound  the  trumpet  --  not  a  levant,  or  a 
  flourish,  but  a  point  of  war.''  --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. 
  {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.  ``In  point  to  fall  down.''  --Chaucer.  ``Caius 
  Sidius  Geta,  at  point  to  have  been  taken  recovered 
  himself  so  valiantly  as  brought  day  on  his  side.'' 
  {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 
  {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 
  {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 
  {To  mark},  or  {score},  {a  point},  as  in  billiards,  cricket, 
  etc.,  to  note  down  or  to  make  a  successful  hit,  run, 
  {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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  denoting  a  quantity  consisting  of  20  items  or  units  [syn:  {twenty}, 
  {20},  {xx}] 
  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?"  [syn:  {mark},  {grade}] 
  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"  [syn:  {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;  "four  score  and  seven  years  ago" 
  5:  grounds;  "don't  do  it  on  my  account";  "the  paper  was 
  rejected  on  acount  of  its  length";  "he  tried  to  blame  the 
  victim  but  his  success  on  that  score  was  doubtful"  [syn:  {account}] 
  6:  the  facts  about  an  actual  situation;  "he  didn't  know  the 
  7:  an  amount  due  (as  at  a  restaurant  or  bar);  "add  it  to  my 
  score  and  I'll  settle  later" 
  8:  a  notch  that  is  made  to  keep  a  tally 
  9:  a  resentment  strong  enough  to  justify  retaliation;  "holding 
  a  grudge";  "settling  a  score"  [syn:  {grudge},  {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"  [syn:  {sexual  conquest}] 
  v  1:  gain  points;  "The  home  team  scored  many  times"  [syn:  {hit}, 
  {tally},  {rack  up}] 
  2:  make  small  marks  into  the  surface  of  "score  the  clay  before 
  firing  it"  [syn:  {nock},  {mark}] 
  3:  make  underscoring  marks  [syn:  {mark}] 
  4:  write  a  musical  score  for 
  5:  succeed  in  seducing;  young  men's  slang;  "Harry  finally 
  seduced  Sally";  "Did  you  score  last  night?"  "Harry  made 
  Sally"  [syn:  {seduce},  {make}] 
  6:  get  a  certain  score;  "She  scored  high  on  the  SAT";  "He 
  scored  a  200" 

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