1 record, account, reckoning, register, tally, amount, number, count, sum, total; mark, grade:
What was your best golf score? Chester got a score of 80 in the French test
2 nick, groove, scratch, line, mark, stroke, notch, cut, Archery nock:
Every time he won, he made a score on his walking-stick.
And the days of our lives shall be three score years and ten.
4 Often, scores. dozens, hundreds, (tens or hundreds of) thousands, millions, number(s), drove(s), horde(s), host(s), multitude(s), herd(s), legion(s), lot(s), mass(es), myriad(s), shoal(s), pack(s), covey(s), bevy or bevies, swarm(s), flock(s), army or armies, crowd(s), throng(s):
Passengers by the score angrily protested against the airline's policy of overbooking flights. Scores of animals were fleeing before the forest fire.
5 music, accompaniment, Technical full or short or vocal score:
Boito might have written the libretto, but the score was by Verdi.
6 situation, story, news, status (quo), condition, word, Colloq latest, scoop, US poop:
What's the score on your applications to medical school?
7 dupe, gull, victim, greenhorn, Colloq fall guy, chump, goat, sitting duck, Slang sucker, patsy, mark, Brit mug:
That fellow in the Hawaiian shirt looks a likely score for our little scam
8 ground(s), basis, account, reason, rationale, provocation, cause:
On what score can you justify eliminating him from the competition?
9 settle or pay off or even a score or the score or old scores. get revenge, retaliate, get even, avenge, repay, get an eye for an eye, give tit for tat, give measure for measure, pay (someone) back in his or her own coin, give (someone) a taste or a dose of his or her or their own medicine, Colloq get one's own back:
He tried to find out where MacTavish moved had moved to as he had an old score to settle with him.
10 mark, line, incise, scratch, nick, notch, cut, groove, graduate; scrape, deface, mar, gouge, slash:
The dipstick is scored at intervals to indicate how much oil is in the crankcase
11 gain or make a point or points, record, tally, account for:
George scored a hat trick in the game against Hotspurs.
12 count (for), reckon for or as:
The ace scores either 1 or 11 in vingt-et-un.
13 succeed, be successful, triumph, win, make an impression, have an impact, Colloq make a hit:
Your plan really scored with the boss.
14 succeed in seducing, Slang make out, get laid:
Did you score with Ava last night?