Tally meaning

tălē
Tally is defined as to count or to record an amount.

An example of to tally is to figure out the total profits from a bake sale.

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The definition of a tally is a record or where a record is kept, particularly of points in a sporting event.

An example of a tally is a record of how many games a team has won in a soccer tournament.

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Something that is very similar or corresponds to something else; a double or counterpart.
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To keep a record, as of a score in a game.
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To put on or as on a tally; record.
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To count; add.
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A tally shop.
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The act of scoring a point or goal in a game or contest.

Took the lead on his tally in the second half.

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A label, ticket, or piece of metal or wood used for identification or classification, especially in gardens and greenhouses.
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A metal plate attached to a ship's machinery and bearing instructions for its use.
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To score (a point or goal) in a game or contest.
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To label, as with a ticket, for identification or classification.
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To be alike; correspond or agree.

The report tallies with your description of the accident.

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To score a point or goal in a game or contest.
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An account, reckoning, or score.
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Any number of objects used as a unit in counting.
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An identifying tag or label.
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To put a label or tag on.
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To make (two things) agree or correspond.
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To tally something.
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To score a point or points in a game.
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To agree; correspond.
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(UK) Used as a mild intensifier: very (almost exclusively used by the upper classes).

Up and over to victory! Tally ho!

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Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number;
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Later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.
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Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book, especially one kept in duplicate.
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One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
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A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a score or tally in a game.
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To count something.
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To record something by making marks.
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To make things correspond or agree with each other.
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(intransitive) To keep score.
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(intransitive) To correspond or agree.
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(nautical) To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.

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(obsolete) In a tall way; stoutly; with spirit.

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A mark used in recording a number of acts or objects, most often in series of five, consisting of four vertical lines canceled diagonally or horizontally by a fifth line.
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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.

    From Wiktionary

  • tall +"Ž -ly

    From Wiktionary