tally [tal-ee] /ˈtæl i/ Show IPA noun, pluraltallies, verb, tallied, tallying.
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)
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)
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.
1275–1325; (noun) Middle English taly < Medieval Latin talia, variant of Latin tālea rod, cutting, literally, heel-piece, derivative of tālus heel; (v.) late Middle English talyen, derivative of the noun
retally, noun, pluralretallies, verb, retallied, retallying.
1. inventory, count, enumeration. 10. enroll, list. 11. enumerate, calculate.