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Score vs. Tally

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Scorenoun

The total number of goals, points, runs, etc. earned by a participant in a game.

‘The player with the highest score is the winner.’;

Tallyinterjection

Target sighted.

‘(Air Traffic Control): Speedbird 123, New York, traffic at two o’clock, seven miles, a Boeing 737, west-bound, at 4000 feet.”’; ‘(Pilot): New York, Speedbird 123, tally.''’;

Scorenoun

The number of points accrued by each of the participants in a game, expressed as a ratio or a series of numbers.

‘The score is 8-1 even though it's not even half-time!’;

Tallynoun

(by extension) One of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.

Scorenoun

The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a grade.

‘The test scores for this class were high.’;

Tallynoun

(by extension) Any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book, especially one kept in duplicate.

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Scorenoun

Twenty, 20 (number).

‘Some words have scores of meanings.’;

Tallynoun

One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.

Scorenoun

A distance of twenty yards, in ancient archery and gunnery.

Tallynoun

A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a score or tally in a game.

Scorenoun

A weight of twenty pounds.

Tallynoun

A tally shop.

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Scorenoun

(music) The written form of a musical composition showing all instrumental and vocal parts below each other.

Tallynoun

A ribbon on a sailor's cap bearing the name of the ship or the (part of) the navy to which they belong.

Scorenoun

(music) The music of a movie or play.

Tallynoun

A state of cohabitation, living with another individual in an intimate relationship outside of marriage.

Scorenoun

Subject.

Tallyverb

(transitive) To count something.

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Scorenoun

Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.

Tallyverb

(transitive) To record something by making marks.

Scorenoun

A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.

Tallyverb

(transitive) To make things correspond or agree with each other.

Scorenoun

An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; debt.

Tallyverb

(intransitive) To keep score.

Scorenoun

a criminal act, especially:

Tallyverb

(intransitive) To correspond or agree.

Scorenoun

A robbery.

‘Let's pull a score!’;

Tallyverb

(nautical) To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.

Scorenoun

A bribe paid to a police officer.

Tallyadverb

(obsolete) In a tall way; stoutly; with spirit.

Scorenoun

An illegal sale, especially of drugs.

‘He made a big score.’;

Tallynoun

Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number; later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.

Scorenoun

A prostitute's client.

Tallynoun

Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one kept in duplicate.

Scorenoun

A sexual conquest.

Tallynoun

One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.

‘They were framed the tallies for each other.’;

Scoreverb

(transitive) To cut a notch or a groove in a surface.

‘The baker scored the cake so that the servers would know where to slice it.’;

Tallynoun

A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a tally in a game.

Scoreverb

(intransitive) To record the tally of points for a game, a match, or an examination.

Tallynoun

A tally shop. See Tally shop, below.

Scoreverb

(ambitransitive) To obtain something desired.

Tallyverb

To score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to correspond; to cause to fit or suit.

‘They are not so well tallied to the present juncture.’;

Scoreverb

To earn points in a game.

‘It is unusual for a team to score a hundred goals in one game.’; ‘Pelé scores again!’;

Tallyverb

To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.

Scoreverb

To achieve (a score) in e.g. a test.

Tallyverb

To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.

‘I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with the channel.’; ‘Your idea . . . tallies exactly with mine.’;

Scoreverb

(slang) To acquire or gain.

‘I scored some drugs last night.’; ‘Did you score tickets for the concert?’;

Tallyverb

To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game.

Scoreverb

To extract a bribe.

Tallyadverb

Stoutly; with spirit.

Scoreverb

To obtain a sexual favor.

‘Chris finally scored with Pat last week.’;

Tallynoun

a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely;

‘the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th’; ‘their first tally came in the 3rd inning’;

Scoreverb

(transitive) To provide (a film, etc.) with a musical score.

Tallynoun

a bill for an amount due

Scoreinterjection

Acknowledgement of success

Tallynoun

the act of counting;

‘the counting continued for several hours’;

Scorenoun

A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.

‘Whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used.’;

Tallyverb

be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics;

‘The two stories don't agree in many details’; ‘The handwriting checks with the signature on the check’; ‘The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun’;

Scorenoun

An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.

‘He parted well, and paid his score.’;

Tallyverb

gain points in a game;

‘The home team scored many times’; ‘He hit a home run’; ‘He hit .300 in the past season’;

Scorenoun

Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.

‘But left the trade, as many moreHave lately done on the same score.’; ‘You act your kindness in Cydaria's score.’;

Tallyverb

keep score, as in games

Scorenoun

The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number.

‘Amongst three or four score hogsheads.’; ‘At length the queen took upon herself to grant patents of monopoly by scores.’;

Tallyverb

determine the sum of;

‘Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town’;

Scorenoun

A distance of twenty yards; - a term used in ancient archery and gunnery.

Scorenoun

A weight of twenty pounds.

Scorenoun

The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.

Scorenoun

A line drawn; a groove or furrow.

Scorenoun

The original and entire draught, or its transcript, of a composition, with the parts for all the different instruments or voices written on staves one above another, so that they can be read at a glance; - so called from the bar, which, in its early use, was drawn through all the parts.

Scorenoun

the grade received on an examination, such as those given in school or as a qualifying examination for a job or admission to school; - it may be expressed as a percentage of answers which are correct, or as a number or letter; as, a score of 98 in a civil service exam.

‘Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements in the noble fruits that issue from it?’;

Scoreverb

To mark with lines, scratches, or notches; to cut notches or furrows in; to notch; to scratch; to furrow; as, to score timber for hewing; to score the back with a lash.

‘Let us score their backs.’; ‘A briar in that tangled wildernessHad scored her white right hand.’;

Scoreverb

Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally.

Scoreverb

To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge.

‘Madam, I know when,Instead of five, you scored me ten.’; ‘Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score.’;

Scoreverb

To engrave, as upon a shield.

Scoreverb

To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game.

Scoreverb

To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9.

Scoreverb

To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch.

Scoreverb

To keep the score in a game; to act as scorer.

Scoreverb

To make or count a point or points, as in a game; to tally.

Scoreverb

To run up a score, or account of dues.

Scoreverb

To succeed in finding a partner for sexual intercourse; to make a sexual conquest.

Scoreverb

To purchase drugs illegally.

Scorenoun

a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance);

‘she made good marks in algebra’; ‘grade A milk’; ‘what was your score on your homework?’;

Scorenoun

a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages;

‘he studied the score of the sonata’;

Scorenoun

a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest;

‘the score was 7 to 0’;

Scorenoun

a set of twenty members;

‘a score were sent out but only one returned’;

Scorenoun

grounds;

‘don't do it on my account’; ‘the paper was rejected on account of its length’; ‘he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful’;

Scorenoun

the facts about an actual situation;

‘he didn't know the score’;

Scorenoun

an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar);

‘add it to my score and I'll settle later’;

Scorenoun

a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

Scorenoun

a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation;

‘holding a grudge’; ‘settling a score’;

Scorenoun

the act of scoring in a game or sport;

‘the winning score came with less than a minute left to play’;

Scorenoun

a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse;

‘calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang’;

Scoreverb

gain points in a game;

‘The home team scored many times’; ‘He hit a home run’; ‘He hit .300 in the past season’;

Scoreverb

make small marks into the surface of;

‘score the clay before firing it’;

Scoreverb

make underscoring marks

Scoreverb

write a musical score for

Scoreverb

induce to have sex;

‘Harry finally seduced Sally’; ‘Did you score last night?’; ‘Harry made Sally’;

Scoreverb

get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance;

‘She scored high on the SAT’; ‘He scored a 200’;

Scoreverb

assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation;

‘grade tests’; ‘score the SAT essays’; ‘mark homework’;

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