An example of to tally is to figure out the total profits from a bake sale.
An example of a tally is a record of how many games a team has won in a soccer tournament.
Took the lead on his tally in the second half.
The report tallies with your description of the accident.
Up and over to victory! Tally ho!
Origin of tally
- Middle English taly from Anglo-Norman tallie from Medieval Latin tallia from Latin tālea stick
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Perhaps a derivative of Old English talu with a diminutive suffix. Compare German Zahl.
- tall +"Ž -ly