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  1. tal·ly
  2. noun

    • 1. a current score or amount:

      that takes his tally to 10 goals in 10 games
      Synonym : total, score, count, sum, result
    • 2. a record of a score or amount:

      I kept a running tally of David's debt on a note above my desk
    • 3. a particular number taken as a group or unit to facilitate counting.

    • 4. a mark registering a number or amount.

    • 5. an account kept by means of a tally.

    • 6. a piece of wood scored across with notches for the items of an account and then split into halves, each party keeping one.

    • 7. a counterpart or duplicate of something:

      the key is so cut as to form a tally with the interior machinery
    • 8. a label attached to a plant or tree, or stuck in the ground beside it, that gives information about it, such as its name and class.


  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: tally, plural noun: tallies

    • v.: verb: tally, 3rd person present: tallies, gerund or present participle: tallying, past tense: tallied, past participle: tallied

    • noun

      a current score or amount:

      a record of a score or amount:

    • verb

      agree or correspond:

      calculate the total number of:

    • exclamation

      a huntsman's cry to the hounds on sighting a fox.
    • noun

      a cry of ‘tally-ho’:

      a fast horse-drawn coach.

    • verb

      utter a cry of ‘tally-ho’.
    • noun

      a fast method of sheep shearing that allows a higher number of sheep to be processed in a given time:
    • noun

      a system of selling goods on short-term credit or an instalment plan.
    • noun

      a place where votes are counted in an election:
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