Definitions of tally

  1. To be fitted; to correspond.
  2. A counterpart.
  3. To score with corresponding notches: to make to fit.
  4. To score; register.
  5. To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.
  6. To match; to correspond.
  7. To correspond: to suit:- pa. t. and pa. p. tallied.
  8. keep score, as in games
  9. To agree precisely.
  10. To keep tally.
  11. To score with corresponding notches; to fit; to suit.
  12. a bill for an amount due
  13. a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; " the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; " their first tally came in the 3rd inning"
  14. gain points in a game; " The home team scored many times"; " He hit a home run"; " He hit . 300 in the past season"
  15. Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number; later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.
  16. Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one kept in duplicate.
  17. One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
  18. A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a tally in a game.
  19. A tally shop. See Tally shop, below.
  20. To score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to correspond; to cause to fit or suit.
  21. To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.
  22. A tally shop. See shop, below.
  23. Originally, a stick notched as a means of keeping accounts; one of two books in which duplicate accounts are kept; any account or score kept by marks; a mark recording a score; a duplicate.
  24. A stick cut or notched to match another stick, used to mark numbers or keep accounts by: anything made to suit another.
  25. Account kept on a notched stick, or by scored marks; anything that matches another.
  26. A piece of wood on which notches are cut; any score; reckoning; account.
  27. One of two pieces of wood on which corresponding notches or scores are cut, as the marks of number; one thing made to suit another.
  28. Stoutly; with spirit.