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"
a bill for an amount due
count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally(verb)
the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
"the counting continued for several hours"
match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree(verb)
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"
score, hit, tally, rack up(verb)
gain points in a game
"The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
tally, chalk up(verb)
keep score, as in games
total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up(verb)
determine the sum of
"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number;
Later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.
Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book, especially one kept in duplicate.
One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a score or tally in a game.
A tally shop.
To count something
To record something by making marks
To make things correspond or agree with each other
To keep score
To correspond or agree
Used as a mild intensifier: very (almost exclusively used by the upper classes).
Up and over to victory! Tally ho!
originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number; later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept
hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one kept in duplicate
one thing made to suit another; a match; a mate
a notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a tally in a game
a tally shop. See Tally shop, below
to score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to correspond; to cause to fit or suit
to check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard
to be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match
to make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game
stoutly; with spirit
A tally is an unofficial private observation of an election count carried out under Proportional Representation using the Single Transferable Vote. Tallymen, predominantly a feature of the Irish electoral process, are appointed by political candidates and parties. They observe the opening of ballot boxes and watch as the individual ballot papers are counted. Individual tallymen may be placed to observe the opening of each box and watch as separate bundles of ballot papers are sorted, stacked and counted. They record their estimation of counts by marking votes for each candidate on their 'tally sheet' as a tick which are then assembled together to produce a full prediction of what the likely outcome of the result will be. Many political parties, having been rival during elections, co-operate in producing a tally. Tally results are then released to the media before a formal account may even have begun, allowing predictions as to how some, or in most cases all, the seats in multi-member constituencies, may go hours in advance of the official count, by noting how many number 1s a candidate may get, who gets their number 2s, whether voters vote for one party or spread their first, second, third, fourth etc. preferences randomly, by party, by alphabet, by local area, or by some other criteria. In the Republic of Ireland, a national prediction of an election outcome may be made on RTÉ by lunchtime on count day, before a single seat has officially been filled.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tal′i, n. a stick cut or notched to match another stick, used to mark numbers or keep accounts by—(down to the beginning of the 19th century these were used in England for keeping accounts in Exchequer, answering the double purpose of receipts and public records): anything made to suit another:—pl. Tall′ies.—v.t. to score with corresponding notches: to make to fit.—v.i. to correspond: to suit:—pa.t. and pa.p. tall′ied.—ns. Tall′ier, one who keeps a tally; Tall′yman, one who keeps a tally-shop: one who lives with a woman without marriage; Tall′yshop, a shop where goods are sold to be paid by instalments, the seller having one account-book which tallies with the buyer's; Tall′y-sys′tem, -trade, a mode of dealing by which dealers furnish certain articles on credit to their customers upon an agreement for the payment of the stipulated price by certain weekly or monthly instalments.—Live tally, to cohabit without marriage. [Fr. taille (It. taglia)—L. talea, a cutting. Cf. Tail (law).]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a notched stick used in commercial and Exchequer transactions when writing was yet a rare accomplishment; the marks, of varying breadth, indicated sums paid by a purchaser; the stick was split longitudinally, and one-half retained by the seller and one by the buyer as a receipt. As a means of receipt for sums paid into the Exchequer, the tally was in common use until 1782, and was not entirely abolished till 1812. Tally System, a mode of credit-dealing by which a merchant provides a customer with goods, and receives in return weekly or monthly payments to account.
The numerical value of Tally in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Tally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Spider-Man Go web. Fly. Up, up, and away web. Shazam. Web it. Tally ho.
It's awfully impressive, it's nice to get your major tally up and running at an early stage in your career. It's great to see, great for the game, and I'm sure there will be many more.
We have moved from a total of seven gold in London in 2012 to 13 gold this year, overall we've had a better year, the gold medal tally is a tremendous improvement and the signs are good for Rio.
What is also significant is that Warehouse Workers Resource Center applies to temp workers as well as direct employers. The complaint made very clear that California Cartage and Orient Tally violated the rights of both workers.
Love heals violence and all its sources. Love only serves and does not calculate. Love gives without expectation, while hate carries an endless tally of debts. Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free.
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- übereinstimmen, Kerbholz, Anzahl, Zähler, zählen, einspielen, einstimmen, korrespondieren, Kerbstock, abhaken, markieren, aufeinander abstimmen, den Spielstand beihaltenGerman
- cuenta, contar, marcaSpanish
- pirkka, pulkka, vastinkappale, merkata, sovittaa yhteen, tilastomerkintä, vastata, tukkimiehen kirjanpito, pari, laskea, pykälä, viiva, pitää lukuaFinnish
- somme, compte, marqueFrench
- stämma överens, räknaSwedish
- ల సంఖ్యTelugu
- sayım, bağdaşma, seri işâretiTurkish
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