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

    Synonyms : musical score
    Type Of : sheet music
    Examples :
    • he studied the score of the sonata
  2. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

    Synonyms : grievance, grudge
    Type Of : rancour, gall, bitterness, rancor, resentment
    Examples :
    • settling a score
  3. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

    Synonyms : scotch
    Type Of : prick, dent, slit, scratch, incision
  4. gain points in a game

    Synonyms : hit, rack up, tally
    Type Of : advance, win, gain ground, make headway, pull ahead, get ahead, gain
    Examples :
    • The home team scored many times
  5. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

    Synonyms : grade, mark
    Type Of : evaluate, appraise, assess, measure, valuate, value
    Examples :
    • score the SAT essays
  6. grounds

    Synonyms : account
    Type Of : ground, reason
    Examples :
    • he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful
  7. induce to have sex

    Synonyms : make, seduce
    Type Of : persuade
    Examples :
    • Did you score last night?
  8. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

    Synonyms : grade, mark
    Type Of : evaluation, rating, valuation
    Examples :
    • what was your score on your homework?
  9. make small marks into the surface of

    Synonyms : mark, nock
    Type Of : notch
    Examples :
    • score the clay before firing it
  10. a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse

    Synonyms : sexual conquest
    Type Of : seduction, conquest
    Examples :
    • calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang
  11. make underscoring marks

    Synonyms : mark
    Type Of : record, put down, enter
  12. an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)

    Type Of : debt
    Examples :
    • add it to my score and I'll settle later
  13. a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

    Type Of : number
    Examples :
    • the score was 7 to 0
  14. a set of twenty members

    Type Of : set
    Examples :
    • a score were sent out but only one returned
  15. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance

    Type Of : accomplish, attain, achieve, reach
    Examples :
    • She scored high on the SAT
    • He scored a 200
  16. the act of scoring in a game or sport

    Type Of : success
    Examples :
    • the winning score came with less than a minute left to play
  17. the facts about an actual situation

    Type Of : fact
    Examples :
    • he didn't know the score
  18. write a musical score for

    Type Of : compose, write


  1. produce a mottled effect

    Synonyms : speckle
    Type Of : cloud, mottle, dapple
    Examples :
    • The sunlight stippled the trees
  2. apply (paint) in small dots or strokes

    Type Of : paint
  3. engrave by means of dots and flicks

    Type Of : etch, engrave
  4. make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink

    Type Of : paint


  1. foul and run-down and repulsive

    Synonyms : flyblown, sordid
    Examples :
    • a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town
    • squalid living conditions
  2. morally degraded

    Synonyms : seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid
    Examples :
    • the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal


  1. stop the flow of a liquid

    Synonyms : halt, staunch, stem
    Type Of : check


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

    Synonyms : score
    Type Of : scratch, dent, incision, prick, slit
  2. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    Synonyms : baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, spoil, thwart
    Type Of : forbid, foreclose, forestall, prevent, preclude
  3. whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still

    Synonyms : malt whiskey, malt whisky, scotch malt whiskey, scotch malt whisky, scotch whiskey, scotch whisky
    Type Of : whisky, whiskey
  4. avoiding waste

    Synonyms : economical, frugal, sparing, stinting
    Examples :
    • `scotch' is used only informally
  5. of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language

    Synonyms : scots, scottish
  6. make a small cut or score into

    Type Of : nock, score, mark


  1. a person who lacks good judgment

    Synonyms : fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool
    Type Of : simpleton, simple
  2. deplete

    Synonyms : exhaust, play out, run down, tire
    Type Of : consume, deplete, eat, exhaust, run through, eat up, use up, wipe out
  3. a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

    Synonyms : blackjack, cosh
    Type Of : bludgeon
  4. a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant

    Type Of : solution
  5. excavate the earth beneath

    Type Of : undermine, cave


  1. according with custom or propriety

    Synonyms : becoming, comely, comme il faut, decorous
    Examples :
    • seemly behavior


  1. lacking substance or significance

    Synonyms : flimsy, fragile, tenuous, thin
    Examples :
    • slight evidence
  2. a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

    Synonyms : rebuff
    Type Of : offense, offensive activity, discourtesy, offence
  3. being of delicate or slender build

    Synonyms : slender, slim, svelte
    Examples :
    • watched her slight figure cross the street
  4. pay no attention to, disrespect

    Synonyms : cold-shoulder
    Type Of : dismiss, ignore, push aside, brush aside, discount, brush off, disregard
  5. (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some

    Synonyms : little
    Examples :
    • there's slight chance that it will work
    • there's a slight chance it will work


  1. a row of notches

    Type Of : row
    Examples :
    • the pliers had serrations to improve the grip
  2. a single notch in a row of notches

    Type Of : notch
    Examples :
    • one of the serrations was broken off
  3. the condition of being serrated

    Type Of : condition, status
    Examples :
    • the serrations of a city skyline


  1. a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet

    Type Of : sheath