Definitions for Tallyˈtæl i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)an account; reckoning.
a stick of wood with notches cut to indicate the amount of a debt or payment.
anything on which a score or account is kept.
a notch or mark made on or in a tally.
a number recorded, as of points in a game.
a number of objects used as a unit of computation.
anything corresponding to another thing as a counterpart or duplicate.
(v.t.)to mark on a tally; record.
to count; reckon.
to cause to correspond or agree.
(v.i.)to correspond; agree:
Both accounts tally.
to score a point or goal, as in a game.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of tally:
1275–1325; (n.) ME taly < AF tallie < ML talia, for L tālea cutting (from a plant), rod
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
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.
Translations for Tally
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
He kept a tally of all the work he did.
- سِجِل الحَوادِث اليَوْمِيَّهArabic
- registoPortuguese (BR)
- die RechnungGerman
- cuenta (llevar la cuenta), registroSpanish
- račun, obračunCroatian
- skrá, listiIcelandic
- regnskap, (opp)tellingNorwegian
- zapis, rejestr, ewidencjaPolish
- hesap tutma,çeteleTurkish
- 記錄，記帳Chinese (Trad.)
- bảng liệt kêVietnamese
- 记录，记帐Chinese (Simp.)
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