• 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

  • (..) You're gonna see It's our destiny You've got a friend in me All right! Yeah, you've got a friend in me Score! You got a friend in me Wow! Cool! -What do you think? -Oh, this looks great, Mom! Okay, birthday boy... (..)
    1995 Toy Story
  • (..) the United Kingdom will re-enter the Stone Age. A worldwide financial meltdown. And all so mad little Alec can settle a score with the world years on. Please, James. Spare me the Freud. I might as well ask you if all the vodka martinis ever silence the screams of all the men you've killed. (..)
    1995 GoldenEye
  • (..) Right now, let's hear how you sound. - What's the music? - "Moon River." Somebody got another copy of the score? We don't need conducting. We've been practicing by ourselves. - Go ahead. - Okay. (..)
    1982 Class of 1984