• noun: the number of points, goals, runs, etc., that each player or team has in a game or contest
  • noun: a group of 20 things
  • verb: to get points, goals, runs, etc., in a game or contest
  • verb: to keep a record or account of by or as if by notches on a tally
  • usually + 'of'
  • synonyms: twenty, record, bill


  • Only one person had/got a 'perfect score' on the test. [=only one person answered all the questions correctly]

  • If you're 'keeping score' at home, this is the third time that he has run for mayor and lost.

  • The 'score' was tied at 1–1 [=each team had scored one run] after the second inning.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) What does it mean? - That's good? - Of course it's good, she wants you. One dot, two dots, three dots, she wants you, end of the story. I'm gonna score... Feels good, doesn't it? - I'm too excited to sleep. - But you will. I'm putting the picture here. She's watching you sleep. (..)
    2011 Intouchables