adjective Date: 14th century being three times twenty ; sixty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • threescore — ► CARDINAL NUMBER literary ▪ sixty …   English terms dictionary

  • threescore — [thrē′skôr′] adj., n. three times twenty; sixty …   English World dictionary

  • threescore — three|score [ ,θri skɔr ] an old word meaning sixty : threescore years and ten (=70 years): He had lived for threescore years and ten …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • threescore — noun /ˈθriskɔr/ Sixty And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God. 1 Chronicles 9:13 …   Wiktionary

  • threescore — /ˈθriskɔ/ (say threeskaw) phrase threescore and ten, seventy years, especially when considered as a marker of old age …   Australian English dictionary

  • threescore — /three skawr , skohr /, adj. being or containing three times twenty; sixty. [1350 1400; ME thre scoor. See THREE, SCORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • threescore — three|score [ˈθri:sko: US sko:r] number old use 60 →↑score3 (1) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • threescore — adj. sixty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • threescore — cardinal number literary sixty …   English new terms dictionary

  • threescore — a. Sixty, thrice twenty …   New dictionary of synonyms

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