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score

 (skôr)
n.
1. Sports & Games
a. A usually numerical record of a competitive event: keeping score.
b. The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage: The score stood tied in the bottom of the ninth inning.
c. The number of points attributed to a competitor or team.
2. A result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination.
3.
a. An amount due; a debt.
b. A grievance that is harbored and requires satisfaction: settle an old score.
4. A ground; a reason: You have nothing to worry about on that score.
5. A group of 20 items.
6. scores Large numbers: Scores of people attended the rally.
7. Music
a. The notation of a musical work.
b. The written form of a composition for orchestral or vocal parts.
c. The music written for a film or a play.
8. Slang
a. The act of securing an advantage, especially a surprising or significant gain: "He had dropped out of school and gone for that quick dollar, that big score" (Peter Goldman).
b. The act or an instance of buying illicit drugs.
c. A successful robbery.
d. An instance of having sexual intercourse with a desired partner.
9. A notch or incision, especially one that is made to keep a tally.
v. scored, scor·ing, scores
v.tr.
1. To achieve or accomplish: scored a success in the play.
2. Sports & Games
a. To achieve or gain in a game or contest: score a touchdown.
b. To count or be worth as points: A basket scores two points.
c. To keep a written record of the score or events of (a game or contest).
d. Baseball To cause (a base runner) to cross home plate, especially by getting a hit: scored both runners with a double.
3. To evaluate and assign a grade to: score a test.
4. Music
a. To orchestrate (a piece of music).
b. To arrange for a specific instrument.
5. To criticize cuttingly; berate.
6. Slang
a. To succeed in acquiring: scored two tickets to the play.
b. To succeed in obtaining (an illicit drug): "Aging punks try to impress her with tales of ... the different drugs they've scored" (Art Jahnke).
7.
a. To mark (a piece of paper or wood, for example) with lines or notches, especially for the purpose of keeping a record.
b. To cancel or eliminate by superimposing lines.
c. To mark the surface of (meat, for example) with usually parallel cuts.
v.intr.
1. Sports & Games
a. To make a point or points in a game or contest.
b. To record the score or progress of a game or contest.
2. Slang
a. To achieve a purpose or advantage, especially to make a surprising gain or coup: "They ... score in places like the bond market" (Mike Barnicle).
b. To succeed in having sexual relations with a desired partner.
c. To succeed in buying or obtaining an illicit drug.

[Middle English, crack, scratch, tally stick, tally of twenty, from Old English scoru (attested only in the sense "twenty"), from Old Norse skor, notch, tally stick, tally of twenty; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

scor′er n.

scoring

(ˈskɔːrɪŋ)
n
1. the act or practice of scoring
2. (Music, other) orchestration. See orchestrate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scoring - evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or scorescoring - evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score; "what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do"
evaluation, rating - act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
Translations

scoring

[ˈskɔːrɪŋ] N
1. (Sport) (= keeping score) → tanteo m
2. (= act of scoring) Evans opened the scoring in the third minuteEvans abrió el marcador en el tercer minuto
he has a good scoring recordmarca muchos goles or tantos
3. (Mus) → orquestación f

scoring

[ˈskɔːrɪŋ]
n
(SPORT) [points, goals] → inscription f
to open the scoring → ouvrir le score
(= scorekeeping) → marque f
to do the scoring → tenir la marque
(MUSIC) (= arrangement) → arrangements mpl
modif
[ability] (in football)de buteur; (in rugby, cricket, basketball)de marqueur
[opportunity] → de marquer
[average, rate, record] → de points marqués, de points inscrits
[system] → de pointage

scoring

nErzielen nteines Punktes; (Ftbl etc) → Torschuss m; (= scorekeeping)Zählen nt; to open the scoringden ersten Punkt machen; (Ftbl etc) → das erste Tor schießen; rules for scoringRegeln über die Zählweise; so far there has been no scoring (Ftbl etc) → bis jetzt ist noch kein Tor gefallen; X did most of the scoringX erzielte die meisten Punkte; (Ftbl etc) → X schoss die meisten Tore
adj suf a low-/high-scoring matchein Spiel, in dem wenig/viele Punkte/Tore erzielt wurden; he is Arsenal’s top-scoring playerer hat die meisten Tore für Arsenal erzielt or geschossen, er ist Arsenals Torschützenkönig

scoring

:
scoring chance
n (Sport) → Torchance f
scoring spree
n (Sport) → Schützenfest nt (inf); to go on a scoringein Schützenfest veranstalten (inf)

scoring

[ˈskɔːrɪŋ] n (Sport) → punteggio
References in classic literature ?
When that formidable lance-point was within a yard and a half of my breast I twitched my horse aside without an effort, and the big knight swept by, scoring a blank.
After scoring over my calmness in this graphic way he nodded wisely.
He tried to change the subject; but in scoring a dramatic point he had interested his audience more than he had intended.
It was the close of such a May as we had never had since, and I was too miserable even to follow the heavy scoring in the papers.
Time after time I've missed scoring a point because the other man has had the gift of the gab and I haven't.
Away scamper three boys to the scoring table, and are back again in a minute amongst the rest of the eleven, who are collected together in a knot between wicket.
When we approach Nietzsche's philosophy we must be prepared to be independent thinkers; in fact, the greatest virtue of his works is perhaps the subtlety with which they impose the obligation upon one of thinking alone, of scoring off one's own bat, and of shifting intellectually for oneself.
Yes; I can see Jones at this minute (rather flushed with his joint of mutton and half pint of wine), taking out his pencil and scoring under the words "foolish, twaddling," &c.
I think a moderate stroke,' he concludes, 'is all I am justified in scoring up;' so, suits the action to the word, closes the cupboard, and goes to bed.
He meant catching me before he'd done, and scoring me off in exactly the same way that I scored off him, only going one better of course.
Twopence halfpenny an hour,' said Boffin, taking a piece of chalk from his pocket and getting off the stool to work the sum on the top of it in his own way; 'two long'uns and a short'un--twopence halfpenny; two short'uns is a long'un and two two long'uns is four long'uns-- making five long'uns; six nights a week at five long'uns a night,' scoring them all down separately, 'and you mount up to thirty long'uns.
Among his various eccentric habits he had a humorous one of always cheating at cards, which rendered necessary on his part, not only a close observance of the game, and a sleight-of-hand in counting and scoring, but also involved the constant correction, by looks, and frowns, and kicks under the table, of Richard Swiveller, who being bewildered by the rapidity with which his cards were told, and the rate at which the pegs travelled down the board, could not be prevented from sometimes expressing his surprise and incredulity.