Score vs Scorekeeper - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between score and scorekeeper

is that score is the total number of points earned by a participant in a game while scorekeeper is someone who keeps track of the score at a sporting event or other contest.

As a verb score

is to earn points in a game.

As an interjection score

is (us|slang) acknowledgement of success.



(wikipedia score)


(en noun)
  • The total number of points earned by a participant in a game.
  • The number of points accrued by each of the participants in a game, expressed as a ratio or a series of numbers.
  • The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a grade.
  • (cricket) A presentation of how many runs a side has scored, and how many wickets have been lost.
  • (cricket) The number of runs scored by a batsman, or by a side, in either an innings or a match.
  • Twenty, 20 (number ).
  • * 1863 November 19, (Abraham Lincoln), , based on the signed "Bliss Copy"
  • "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
  • A distance of twenty yards, in ancient archery and gunnery.
  • (Halliwell)
  • A weight of twenty pounds.
  • (music) One or more parts of a musical composition in a format indicating how the composition is to be played.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Travels and travails , passage=Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.}}
  • Subject.
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • Well, although we haven't discussed the views of all those who make precise reckonings of being and not [being], we've done enough on that score .
  • Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
  • * Hudibras
  • But left the trade, as many more / Have lately done on the same score .
  • * Dryden
  • You act your kindness in Cydria's score .
  • A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used.
  • An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He parted well, and paid his score .
  • (US, crime, slang) A robbery; a criminal act.
  • (US, crime, slang) A bribe paid to a police officer.
  • (US, crime, slang) An illegal sale, especially of drugs.
  • (US, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  • (US, slang) A sexual conquest.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, prostitute's client) see

    Derived terms

    * go off at score * scorecard * film score * threescore * fourscore * scoreless


  • To earn points in a game.
  • Pelé scores again!
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 29 , author=Jon Smith , title=Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=And White Hart Lane was stunned when Rovers scored just five minutes after the restart in front of their away following.}}
  • To earn (points) in a game.
  • It is unusual for a team to score a hundred goals in one game.
  • To achieve (a score) in e.g. a test.
  • * 2004 , Diane McGuinness, Early reading instruction: what science really tells up about how to teach readin
  • At the end of first grade, the children scored 80 percent correct on this test, a value that remained unchanged through third grade.
  • To record (the score) for a game or a match.
  • To scratch (paper or cardboard) with a sharp implement to make it easier to fold.
  • To make fine, shallow lines with a sharp implement, for example as cutting indications.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=A very neat old woman, still in her good outdoor coat and best beehive hat, was sitting at a polished mahogany table on whose surface there were several scored scratches so deep that a triangular piece of the veneer had come cleanly away, […].}}
    The baker scored the cake so the servers would know where to slice it.
  • (slang) To have sexual intercourse.
  • Chris finally scored with Pat last week.
  • (slang) To acquire or gain.
  • Did you score tickets for the concert?
  • To obtain something desired.
  • * 1919 ,
  • "Of course it would be hypocritical for me to pretend that I regret what Abraham did. After all, I've scored by it."
  • To provide (a film, etc.) with a musical score.
  • (US, crime, slang, transitive, of a police officer) To extract a bribe.
  • Derived terms

    * scorable * score a brace * score off, score-off * unscored


  • (US, slang) Acknowledgement of success
  • See also

    * grade


    * Tom Dalzell, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English , 2008, page 846


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    (en noun)
  • Someone who keeps track of the score at a sporting event or other contest.