noun, plural tallies.
an account or reckoning; a record of debit and credit, of the score of a game, or the like.
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.
anything on which a score or account is kept.
a notch or mark made on or in a tally.
a number or group of items recorded.
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.
a number of objects serving as a unit of computation.
a ticket, label, or mark used as a means of identification, classification, etc.
anything corresponding to another thing as a counterpart or duplicate.
verb (used with object), tallied, tallying.
to mark or enter on a tally; register; record.
to count or reckon up.
to furnish with a tally or identifying label.
to cause to correspond or agree.
verb (used without object), tallied, tallying.
to correspond, as one part of a tally with the other; accord or agree:
Does his story tally with hers?
to score a point or make a goal, as in a game.
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
(intransitive) to correspond one with the other: the two stories don’t tally
(transitive) to supply with an identifying tag
(intransitive) to keep score
(transitive) (obsolete) to record or mark
noun (pl) -lies
any record of debit, credit, the score in a game, etc
a ticket, label, or mark, used as a means of identification, classification, etc
a counterpart or duplicate of something, such as the counterfoil of a cheque
a stick used (esp formerly) as a record of the amount of a debt according to the notches cut in it
a notch or mark cut in or made on such a stick
a mark or number of marks used to represent a certain number in counting
(Austral & NZ) the total number of sheep shorn by one shearer in a specified period of time
- Tally clerk
noun 1. a person, esp on a wharf or dock or in an airport, who checks the count of goods being loaded or unloaded
noun, plural tallyhos. 1. Chiefly British. a mail coach or a four-in-hand pleasure coach. 2. a cry of “tallyho.”. interjection 3. the cry of a hunter on first sighting the fox. verb (used with object), tallyhoed or tallyho’d, tallyhoing. 4. to arouse by crying “tallyho,” as to the hounds. verb (used without object), tallyhoed or […]
interjection 1. the cry of a participant at a hunt to encourage the hounds when the quarry is sighted noun (pl) -hos 2. an instance of crying tally-ho 3. another name for a four-in-hand (sense 1) verb -hos, -hoing, -hoed, -ho’d 4. (intransitive) to make the cry of tally-ho
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 […]