The definition of a tally is a record or where a record is kept, particularly of points in a sporting event.(noun)
An example of a tally is a record of how many games a team has won in a soccer tournament.
Tally is defined as to count or to record an amount.(verb)
An example of to tally is to figure out the total profits from a bake sale.
See tally in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. tallies
Origin: ME talye < Anglo-L talia < L talea, a stick, cutting: see tailor
See tally in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. tal·lies
Origin: Middle English taly
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman tallie
Origin: , from Medieval Latin tallia
Origin: , from Latin tālea, stick.
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