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tally

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noun tal·ly \ˈta-lē\

Simple Definition of tally

  • : a recorded count of scores, votes, etc.

  • : a record of money that has been paid and money that has been received

  • : a score or point made in a game or sport

Full Definition of tally

plural tallies

  1. 1 :  a device (as a notched rod or mechanical counter) for visibly recording or accounting especially business transactions

  2. 2a :  a recorded reckoning or account (as of items or charges) <keep a daily tally of accidents>b :  a score or point made (as in a game)

  3. 3a :  a part that corresponds to an opposite or companion member :  complementb :  a state of correspondence or agreement

Examples of tally

  1. What is the final tally?

  2. Her second goal turned out to be the game-winning tally.



Origin of tally

Middle English talye, from Anglo-French talie, taille, in part from tailler to cut, measure, count; in part from Medieval Latin tallia, alteration of Latin talea plant cutting, thin piece of wood


First Known Use: 15th century

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tally

verb tal·ly

Simple Definition of tally

  • : to record and count or calculate (something)

  • : to agree or match

  • : to score (a goal, point, etc.) in a game or sport

Full Definition of tally

tal·liedtal·ly·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to record on or as if on a tally :  tabulateb :  to list or check off (as a cargo) by itemsc :  to register (as a score) in a contest

  3. 2 :  to make a count of :  reckon

  4. 3 :  to cause to correspond

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1a :  to make a tally by or as if by tabulatingb :  to register a point in a contest :  score

  7. 2 :  correspond, match

Examples of tally

  1. He tallied his expenses every day.

  2. The numbers on the old list and the new list don't tally.



15th Century

First Known Use of tally

15th century


TALLY Defined for Kids

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tally

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noun tal·ly \ˈta-lē\

Definition of tally

plural tallies

  1. 1 :  a recorded count <Has the vote tally been announced yet?>

  2. 2 :  a score or point made (as in a game)




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tally

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verb tal·ly

Definition of tally

tal·liedtal·ly·ing

  1. 1 :  to keep a count of

  2. 2 :  to make a tally :  score

  3. 3 :  to match or agree :  correspond





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