1. A notch or incision; hence, the number twenty. Our ancestors, before the knowledge of writing, numbered and kept accounts of numbers by cutting notches on a stick or tally, and making one notch the representative of twenty. A simple mark answered the same purpose.
2. A line drawn.
3. An account or reckoning; as, he paid his score
4. An account kept of something past; an epoch; an era.
5. Debt, or account of debt.
6. Account; reason; motive.
But left the trade, as many more have lately done on the same score
7. Account; sake.
You act your kindness of Cydaria's score
8. In music, the original and entire draught of any composition, or its transcript.
To quit scores, to pay fully; to make even by giving an equivalent.
A song in score the words with the musical notes of a song annexed.
SCORE, verb transitive
1. To notch; to cut and chip for the purpose of preparing for hewing; as, to score timber.
2. To cut; to engrave.
3. To mark by a line.
4. To set down as a debt.
Madam, I know when, instead of five, you scored me ten.
5. To set down or take as an account; to charge; as, to score follies.
6. To form a score in music.