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tally

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noun tal·ly \ˈta-lē\

Definition of tally

plural

tallies

  1. 1a :  a recorded reckoning or account (as of items or charges) keep a daily tally of accidentsb :  a score or point made (as in a game)

  2. 2 :  a device (such as a notched rod or mechanical counter) for visibly recording or accounting especially business transactions

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

Examples of tally in a Sentence

  1. What is the final tally?

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

Origin and Etymology 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

Definition of tally

tallied

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tallying

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

  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 English Language Learners

tally

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noun

Definition of tally for English Language Learners

  • : 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

tally

verb

Definition of tally for English Language Learners

  • : to record and count or calculate (something)

  • : to agree or match

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


TALLY Defined for Kids

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tally

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noun tal·ly \ˈta-lē\

Definition of tally for Students

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 for Students

tallied

;

tallying

  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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