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tally

Noun

1 a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning" [syn: run]
2 a bill for an amount due [syn: reckoning]
3 the act of counting; "the counting continued for several hours" [syn: count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning]

Verb

1 be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun" [syn: match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, agree] [ant: disagree]
2 gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season" [syn: score, hit, rack up]
3 keep score, as in games [syn: chalk up]
4 determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town" [syn: total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, add up] [also: tallied]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number;
  2. Later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.
  3. Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book, especially one kept in duplicate.
  4. One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
  5. A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a score or tally in a game.
  6. A tally shop.

Translations

Verb

  1. To count something
  2. To record something by making marks
  3. To make things correspond or agree with each other
  4. To keep score
  5. To correspond or agree

Extensive Definition

Tally may refer to:

See also

tally in German: Tally (Begriffsklärung)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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