AskDefine | Define scores

Dictionary Definition

scores n : a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed a mountain of newspapers" [syn: tons, dozens, heaps, lots, mountain, piles, stacks, loads, rafts, slews, wads, oodles, gobs, scads, lashings]

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  1. Plural of score


  1. third-person singular of score

Extensive Definition

Score may refer to:

Numbers and statistics

  • Score (game), a number of points achieved in a sporting event or game.
  • a unit of twenty
  • Score (statistics), the derivative, with respect to some parameter θ, of the logarithm of the likelihood function
  • Raw score, an original datum that has not been transformed
  • Standard score, a dimensionless quantity derived from the raw score
  • Baseball scoring, a shorthand method of keeping track of statistics in a baseball game

Arts and crafts

  • Musical score, a set of instructions giving the overall picture of a composition
  • Dance score, a set of choreographic instructions expressed in a dance notation.
  • SCORE notation program, a music scorewriter
  • Film score, a sound recording of the music in a film
  • Score (album), the live CD/DVD by progressive metal band Dream Theater
  • Score (film), a 1972 pornographic film
  • Score, a UK-based football comic, originally Score and Roar, published in 1970, merged with rival comic Scorcher in 1971
  • A method used to join two pieces of pottery, each side is scored and then pressed together
  • I Like to Score, an album by Moby, punning on the sexual, drug related, and film music uses of the word


Figurative uses



scores in German: Score
scores in French: Score
scores in Dutch: Score
scores in Japanese: スコア
scores in Norwegian: Score
scores in Simple English: Score
scores in Serbian: Партитура
scores in Swedish: Lista över golftermer#Score

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a mass of, a world of, army, bevy, bunch, cloud, clutter, covey, flight, flock, flocks, hail, hive, host, jam, large amount, legion, lots, many, masses of, mob, muchness, multitude, nest, numbers, pack, plurality, quantities, quite a few, rout, ruck, shoal, swarm, throng, tidy sum, worlds of
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