noun, plural tal·lies.
verb (used with object), tal·lied, tal·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), tal·lied, tal·ly·ing.
- tallow tree,
- tallow wood,
- tally clerk,
- tally sheet,
Origin of tally
Examples from the Web for tallied
The Daily Beast has tallied up a rough estimate of the cost of the initial air trikes in Syria.First U.S. Stealth Jet Attack on Syria Cost More Than Indian Mission to Mars|Dave Majumdar|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The actual loss, in both spilled tanks and barrels, cannot be tallied yet.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture tallied up the costs of raising a child born in 2013.Free Market Failure: Raising a Kid Is a Rigged Game in the USA|Monica Potts|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2013, TSA tallied up a total of 1,813 firearms—nearly five per day—most of which were loaded.
Every campaign has a moment or two that is recalled long after the votes are tallied.Hillary’s Doomed if She Can’t Learn to Talk About Her Privilege|Keli Goff|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was an accountant, the store clerk, two checkers who tallied ore brought up each shift.Man of Many Minds|E. Everett Evans
He sometimes wondered with misgivings whether his conscience had not tallied almost too patly with his inclination in the matter.Rejected of Men|Howard Pyle
It's got to be carried down to the docks, and tallied there, and loaded in those vessels.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
Curran's out at first put Clough on third, from whence he tallied on Cuming's single.Appearances|Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Down at the wharf they tallied the fish out, and kept the score secret.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
noun plural -lies
Word Origin for tally
mid-15c., "stick marked with notches to indicate amount owed or paid," from Anglo-French tallie (early 14c.), Anglo-Latin talea (late 12c.), from Medieval Latin tallia, from Latin talea "a cutting, rod, stick" (see tailor, and cf. sense history of score). Meaning "a thing that matches another" first recorded 1650s, said to be from practice of splitting a tally lengthwise, debtor and creditor each retaining one of the halves. Sports sense of "a total score" is from 1856.
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin talliare "to tax," from tallia (see tally (n.)). Related: Tallied; tallying.