What is the meaning of tally?


  • A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely.
    • usage: "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning"
  • A bill for an amount due.
  • The act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order.
    • usage: "the counting continued for several hours"


  • Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics.
    • usage: "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
  • Gain points in a game.
    • usage: "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit. 300 in the past season"
  • Keep score, as in games.
  • Determine the sum of.
    • usage: "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
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APAWordNet. (2010). tally. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/tally/definitions/1314992
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MLAWordNet. "tally" 23 October 2010. Web. 18 January 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/tally/definitions/1314992>
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