A notch or incision, especially one that is made to keep a tally. Sports & Games A usually numerical record of a competitive event: keeping score. Sports & Games 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. Sports & Games The number of points attributed to a competitor or team. A result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination. An amount due; a debt. A grievance that is harbored and requires satisfaction: settle an old score. A ground; a reason. A group of 20 items. Large numbers: Scores of people attended the rally. Music The notation of a musical work. Music The written form of a composition for orchestral or vocal parts. Music The music written for a film or a play. Slang 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\u201d ( Peter Goldman). Slang The act or an instance of buying illicit drugs. Slang A successful robbery. Slang A sexual conquest. To mark with lines or notches, especially for the purpose of keeping a record. To cancel or eliminate by or as if by superimposing lines. To mark the surface of (meat, for example) with usually parallel cuts. Sports & Games To gain (a point) in a game or contest. Sports & Games To count or be worth as points: A basket scores two points. Sports & Games To keep a written record of the score or events of (a game or contest). Baseball Sports & Games To cause (a base runner) to cross home plate, especially by getting a hit: scored both runners with a double. To achieve; win.