Definition of threescore in English:


cardinal number

  • Sixty.

    ‘threescore years and ten’
    • ‘The Bible tells us that ‘the days of our years are threescore and ten’ or, ‘by reason of strength,’ sometimes fourscore.’
    • ‘Having posed a similar problem in Tristram Shandy, Sterne rudely knocks it down by informing the reader that ‘Obadiah had not got above threescore yards from the stable-yard before he met with Dr Slop’.’
    • ‘Her hair was as grey as someone of threescore and ten years old and cropped short.’
    • ‘There has been peace in the land for a threescore years at least; what could possibly happen now?’
    • ‘Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold.’