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Being three times twenty; sixty.

three′score′ n. & pron.


an archaic word for sixty


(ˈθriˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr)

being or containing three times twenty; sixty.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threescore - a set with 3 times 20 members
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
Adj.1.threescore - being ten more than fiftythreescore - being ten more than fifty    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"


[ˈθriːskɔːʳ] N (o.f., liter) → sesenta
threescore years and tensetenta años
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Who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and dies a Penitent.
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Presently whom should he see but this same Will flying madly forth from the gates again, closely pursued by the Sheriff and threescore men.
I'll hold the best of you twenty marks," quoth bold Robin, "that I hit the clout at threescore rods, by the good help of Our Lady fair.
As wage slaves, toiling early and late, and living abstemiously, we could not save in threescore years--nor in twenty times threescore years--a sum of money sufficient successfully to cope with the great aggregations of massed capital which now exist.
Wretched old sinner of more than threescore years and ten, if he had never known it yet, he would have known it in his heart of hearts if he could have heard the answering cry.
I would never marry after threescore, but live in a hospitable manner, yet still on the saving side.
Samuel Adams died in 1803, at the age of above threescore and ten.
The whole period of threescore years and ten is surely but a little thing in comparison with eternity?
And then they rode to the damsels, and either saluted other, and the eldest had a garland of gold about her head, and she was threescore winter of age or more --"
I must have threescore cattle killed,' said she, 'and cut up into quarters, and every time I look over my shoulder he must throw one of them into my mouth.
Where was it then For Israel, or for David, or his throne, When thou stood'st up his tempter to the pride Of numbering Israel--which cost the lives of threescore and ten thousand Israelites By three days' pestilence?