The word score is now used for the number of points that people have got in a
game ... And in the Bible: “three score years and ten” meaning: “seventy years old
Jun 2, 2008 ... Of Interest: John H. Conway and Richard K. Guy, The Book of Numbers. New
York: Copernicus (1996): 11. ""Score" is related to "share" and ...
When you're playing a game, your score is the number of points you have. ... The
Gettysburg Address famously begins, "Four score and seven years ago.
Meaning. The span of a life. In the days that this was coined that was considered
to be seventy years. Origin. Threescore used to be used for sixty, in the way that ...
The connecting notion probably is counting large numbers (of sheep, etc.) with a
notch in a stick for each 20. That way of counting, called vigesimalism, also ...
In Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, he used this (at the time)
commonplace measure of score, meaning "20 years". In modern language, it
would be ...
A year is the time it takes for the earth to revolve around the sun once. ...
Olympiad: 4 years; Decade: 10 years; Score: 20 years; Century: 100 years;
... keeping score. b. The total number of points made by each competitor or side
in a... ... 6. a group or set of twenty: three score years and ten. 7. (foll by: of) a ...
the number of points, goals, runs, etc., that each player or team has in a game or
contest. : the number of points that someone gets for correct answers on a test, ...
The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their
span is ... The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of