Tally



noun, plural tallies.
1.
an account or reckoning; a record of debit and credit, of the score of a game, or the like.
2.
Also called tally stick. a stick of wood with notches cut to indicate the amount of a debt or payment, often split lengthwise across the notches, the debtor retaining one piece and the creditor the other.
3.
anything on which a score or account is kept.
4.
a notch or mark made on or in a tally.
5.
a number or group of items recorded.
6.
a mark made to register a certain number of items, as four consecutive vertical lines with a diagonal line through them to indicate a group of five.
7.
a number of objects serving as a unit of computation.
8.
a ticket, label, or mark used as a means of identification, classification, etc.
9.
anything corresponding to another thing as a counterpart or duplicate.
verb (used with object), tallied, tallying.
10.
to mark or enter on a tally; register; record.
11.
to count or reckon up.
12.
to furnish with a tally or identifying label.
13.
to cause to correspond or agree.
verb (used without object), tallied, tallying.
14.
to correspond, as one part of a tally with the other; accord or agree:
Does his story tally with hers?
15.
to score a point or make a goal, as in a game.
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
1.
(intransitive) to correspond one with the other: the two stories don’t tally
2.
(transitive) to supply with an identifying tag
3.
(intransitive) to keep score
4.
(transitive) (obsolete) to record or mark
noun (pl) -lies
5.
any record of debit, credit, the score in a game, etc
6.
a ticket, label, or mark, used as a means of identification, classification, etc
7.
a counterpart or duplicate of something, such as the counterfoil of a cheque
8.
a stick used (esp formerly) as a record of the amount of a debt according to the notches cut in it
9.
a notch or mark cut in or made on such a stick
10.
a mark or number of marks used to represent a certain number in counting
11.
(Austral & NZ) the total number of sheep shorn by one shearer in a specified period of time

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