score·​card ˈskȯr-ˌkärd How to pronounce scorecard (audio)
: a card for recording the score of a game
: a report or indication of the status, condition, or success of something or someone

Examples of scorecard in a Sentence

I always like to keep a scorecard when I watch a baseball game. The candidate rates highly on the magazine's legislative scorecard.
Recent Examples on the Web The scorecard is like minutes for a court reporter. Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 The usual suspects dominated the top of the Journal’s scorecard, including locals MIT (2) and Harvard (6). Globe Columnist,, 8 Sep. 2023 The company finished dead last in the 2020 scorecard. Dennis Pillion |, al, 26 Aug. 2023 However, the state ranks only 29th out of 50 states in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s annual efficiency scorecard. Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, Forbes, 16 July 2023 In its most recent scorecard, published in June, X ranked in last place among the major social media platforms. Jo Yurcaba, NBC News, 27 Oct. 2023 In a scorecard released to help voters choose their delegate and Senate candidates in next month’s election, the conservative Institute for Legislative Analysis graded Youngkin as a centrist on average. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, 26 Oct. 2023 Scott’s losing scorecard In July 2018, following a disastrous bowl season for the Pac-12, Scott addressed reporters and brushed aside the results on the field. Jon Wilner | , oregonlive, 5 Aug. 2023 Arjuna Capital, a social impact investment firm, puts out a scorecard each year assessing companies’ commitments to gender and racial pay equity and transparency. WIRED, 2 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scorecard was circa 1877

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“Scorecard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


score·​card -ˌkärd How to pronounce scorecard (audio)
: a card for recording the score (as of a game)

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