score

Score \Score\ (sk[=o]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scored} (sk[=o]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scoring}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Let us score their backs. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A briar in that tangled wilderness Had scored her white right hand. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally. [1913 Webster] 3. To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge. [1913 Webster] Madam, I know when, Instead of five, you scored me ten. --Swift. [1913 Webster] Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To engrave, as upon a shield. [R.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 5. To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mus.) To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See {Score}, n., 9. [1913 Webster] 7. (Geol.) To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch. [1913 Webster]