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Meaning of TALLY

Pronunciation:  'talee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  the act of counting; "the counting continued for several hours"
  3. [n]  a bill for an amount due
  4. [v]  determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
  5. [v]  keep score, as in games
  6. [v]  gain points; "The home team scored many times"
  7. [v]  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 do'nt match those on the gun"

TALLY is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: add, add together, add up, agree, chalk up, check, correspond, count, counting, enumeration, fit, gibe, hit, jibe, match, numeration, rack up, reckoning, reckoning, run, score, sum, sum up, summate, tot, tot up, total, tote up
 Antonyms: disaccord, disagree, discord
 See Also: accede, account, ace, adhere, advance, align, answer, be, bear out, befit, beseem, bill, blood count, census, coincide, compete, conform to, consist, contend, correlate, corroborate, count, countdown, duplicate, eagle, earned run, enter, enumerate, equal, equalise, equalize, gain, gain ground, get, get ahead, get even, have, hole up, homer, homologize, investigating, investigation, invoice, kick, look, make, make headway, meet, miscount, nosecount, number, numerate, overlap, par, parallel, pattern, poll, pull ahead, put down, rbi, record, recount, resemble, rhyme, rime, run batted in, score, sperm count, square, suit, support, twin, underpin, unearned run, vie, walk, win



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tal"ly\, n.; pl. {Tallies}. [OE. taile, taille, F. taille
    a cutting, cut tally, fr. tailler to cut, but influenced
    probably by taill['e], p. p. of tailler. See {Tailor}, and
    cf. {Tail} a limitation, {Taille}, {Tallage}.]
    1. 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.
    Note: In purshasing and selling, it was once customary for
          traders to have two sticks, or one stick cleft into two
          parts, and to mark with a score or notch, on each, the
          number or quantity of goods delivered, -- the seller
          keeping one stick, and the purchaser the other. Before
          the use of writing, this, or something like it, was the
          only method of keeping accounts; and tallies were
          received as evidence in courts of justice. In the
          English exchequer were tallies of loans, one part being
          kept in the exchequer, the other being given to the
          creditor in lieu of an obligation for money lent to
    2. Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks,
       whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one
       kept in duplicate.
    3. One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
             They were framed the tallies for each other.
    4. A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make
       or earn a tally in a game.
    5. A tally shop. See {Tally shop}, below.
    {Tally shop}, a shop at which goods or articles are sold to
       customers on account, the account being kept in
       corresponding books, one called the tally, kept by the
       buyer, the other the counter tally, kept by the seller,
       and the payments being made weekly or otherwise by
       agreement. The trade thus regulated is called tally trade.
       --Eng. Encyc.
    {To strike tallies}, to act in correspondence, or alike.
       [Obs.] --Fuller.
  2. \Tal"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tallied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tallying}.] [Cf. F. tialler to cut. See {Tally}, n.]
    1. To score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to
       correspond; to cause to fit or suit.
             They are not so well tallied to the present
             juncture.                             --Pope.
    2. (Naut.) To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard
       or outboard. --W. C. Russell.
    {Tally on} (Naut.), to dovetail together.
  3. \Tal"ly\, v. i.
    1. To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.
             I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with
             the channel.                          --Addison.
             Your idea . . . tallies exactly with mine.
    2. To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game.
    {Tally on} (Naut.), to man a rope for hauling, the men
       standing in a line or tail.
  4. \Tal"ly\, adv. [See {Tall}, a.]
    Stoutly; with spirit. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.