noun, plural tal·lies.
verb (used with object), tal·lied, tal·ly·ing.
verb (used without object), tal·lied, tal·ly·ing.
Origin of tally
Synonyms for tally
Related Words for tallypoll, total, itemize, register, account, mark, score, tab, summation, reckoning, compute, reckon, sum, number, tale, catalog, inventory, enumerate, tell, numerate
Examples from the Web for tally
Contemporary Examples of tally
They examined every “poll list, tally sheet, certificate of result, and, where necessary, each ballot.”Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era
November 15, 2014
We keep a tally of school shootings at The Daily Beast, too, using a slightly different methodology.
The following day, another school shooting at Arapahoe High School added to our tally.
Tally one for the superstition list… no more laundry at night.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins
May 14, 2014
When the smoke cleared, a most precious 43-8 tally remained intact.The Impossible Super Bowl Score: First 43-8 Football Game in a Century
February 3, 2014
Historical Examples of tally
The dates, circumstances, all tally in the minutest particulars.Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.
Charles James Lever
Neither did our conduct at all tally with the reputation that preceded us.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
It had entirely failed to tally with his expectations of it.A Great Man
This startling fact did not tally somehow with the idea Davidson had of Heyst.Victory
It is hard that a man's exterior should tally so little sometimes with his soul.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
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.