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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in score

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Score n.
 1. A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
    Whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used.   --Shak.
 2. An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.
    He parted well, and paid his score.   --Shak.
 3. Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
 But left the trade, as many more
 Have lately done on the same score.   --Hudibras.
    You act your kindness in Cydaria's score.   --Dryden.
 4. The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number.
    Amongst three or four score hogsheads.   --Shak.
    At length the queen took upon herself to grant patents of monopoly by scores.   --Macaulay.
 5. A distance of twenty yards; -- a term used in ancient archery and gunnery.
 6. A weight of twenty pounds. [Prov. Eng.]
 7. The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.
 8. A line drawn; a groove or furrow.
 9. Mus. The original and entire draught, or its transcript, of a composition, with the parts for all the different instruments or voices written on staves one above another, so that they can be read at a glance; -- so called from the bar, which, in its early use, was drawn through all the parts.
 In score Mus., having all the parts arranged and placed in juxtaposition. --Smart.
 To quit scores, to settle or balance accounts; to render an equivalent; to make compensation.
    Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements in the noble fruits that issue from it?   --South.