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1. Sports & Games
a. A usually numerical record of a competitive event: keeping score.
b. 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.
c. The number of points attributed to a competitor or team.
2. A result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination.
a. An amount due; a debt.
b. A grievance that is harbored and requires satisfaction: settle an old score.
4. A ground; a reason: You have nothing to worry about on that score.
5. A group of 20 items.
6. scores Large numbers: Scores of people attended the rally.
7. Music
a. The notation of a musical work.
b. The written form of a composition for orchestral or vocal parts.
c. The music written for a film or a play.
8. Slang
a. 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" (Peter Goldman).
b. The act or an instance of buying illicit drugs.
c. A successful robbery.
d. An instance of having sexual intercourse with a desired partner.
9. A notch or incision, especially one that is made to keep a tally.
v. scored, scor·ing, scores
1. To achieve or accomplish: scored a success in the play.
2. Sports & Games
a. To achieve or gain in a game or contest: score a touchdown.
b. To count or be worth as points: A basket scores two points.
c. To keep a written record of the score or events of (a game or contest).
d. Baseball To cause (a base runner) to cross home plate, especially by getting a hit: scored both runners with a double.
3. To evaluate and assign a grade to: score a test.
4. Music
a. To orchestrate (a piece of music).
b. To arrange for a specific instrument.
5. To criticize cuttingly; berate.
6. Slang
a. To succeed in acquiring: scored two tickets to the play.
b. To succeed in obtaining (an illicit drug): "Aging punks try to impress her with tales of ... the different drugs they've scored" (Art Jahnke).
a. To mark (a piece of paper or wood, for example) with lines or notches, especially for the purpose of keeping a record.
b. To cancel or eliminate by superimposing lines.
c. To mark the surface of (meat, for example) with usually parallel cuts.
1. Sports & Games
a. To make a point or points in a game or contest.
b. To record the score or progress of a game or contest.
2. Slang
a. To achieve a purpose or advantage, especially to make a surprising gain or coup: "They ... score in places like the bond market" (Mike Barnicle).
b. To succeed in having sexual relations with a desired partner.
c. To succeed in buying or obtaining an illicit drug.

[Middle English, crack, scratch, tally stick, tally of twenty, from Old English scoru (attested only in the sense "twenty"), from Old Norse skor, notch, tally stick, tally of twenty; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

scor′er n.
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adj (pharm) ranurado
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References in classic literature ?
Instead of sixteen hundred rubles he had a long column of figures scored against him, which he had reckoned up to ten thousand, but that now, as he vaguely supposed, must have risen to fifteen thousand.
The scorer not committed, the scored debited with what is against him.
Antonio Porterfield reached on an error that scored Brian Grant, who singled earlier in the inning.
Aleem Bilal scored a brace for the winners, while Samiullah, Haleem Usman and Rizwan Ali also scored a goal each for Wapda.
Shabbir Eleven, batting first, scored 25 runs in 4 overs and Zain Eleven score 26 runs batting second.
He also announced that Alex Otti, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) scored 64,366 votes.
Sher Ali and Moiz scored one goal each for Baloch Club while Sufiyan scored one for GSA.
Under the conditions for residents, Nairobi scored 69.4, while Nakuru scored 68.4.
BAINES' PENALTY RECORD SCORED Wigan Athletic 30.8.09 2-1 Premier League SCORED Carlise United 02.01.10 3-1 FA Cup (below) SCORED Aston Villa 02.04.11 2-2 Premier League SCORED Blackburn Rovers 16.04 2-0 Premier League SCORED Wigan Athletic 30.04.11 1-1 Premier League SCORED A Villa 10.09.11 2-2 Premier League (below) MISSED Chelsea 26.10.11 1-2 League Cup SCORED Wolves 19.11.11 2-1 Premier League SCORED Sunderland 26.12.11 1-1 Premier League SCORED Tamworth 07.01.12 2-0 FA Cup SCORED Wigan 06.10.12 2-2 Premier League (below) SCORED Cheltenham 07.01.13 5-1 FA Cup SCORED West Bromwich Albion 30.01.13 2-1 Premier League SCORED Oldham Athletic 26.02.13 3-1 FA Cup SCORED Stoke City 01.01.14 1-1 Premier League (below) SCORED Swansea City 16.02.14 3-1 FA Cup 16 in total: Scored 15 Missed 1.
Then, after good passing play, Adam Martin scored for 10-0.
Chad Swenson scored three TDs and Chris Sherbina scored twice in the win.
These examinations consisted of 50 multiple choice Praxis-type items which were electronically scored. For comparative purposes, the mean average of these four examination scores was utilized to create the independent variable, enabling the comparison of the highest performing students in the course (those who scored at the 75th percentile or above) with their relatively lowering scoring peers.