What does the word threescore mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Sixty.

Usage examples for threescore

  1. The forest behind and the garden before, And midway an old man of threescore, With a wife and children that caress him. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. We live our threescore years and ten and then pass on into eternity; He was eternal to begin with. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  3. If one could have before him a set of photographs taken annually, representing the same person as he or she appeared for thirty or forty or fifty years, it would be interesting to watch the gradual changes of aspect from the age of twenty, or even of thirty or forty, to that of threescore and ten. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.