Definition Of tally


a current score or amount.

that takes his tally to 10 goals in 10 games

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.

The tally itself is what is known as the "package label" of the nurserymen, being six inches long, one and one-fourth inches wide, and costing (painted) less than one and one-half dollars a thousand.

agree or correspond.

their signatures should tally with their names on the register

calculate the total number of.

the votes were being tallied with abacuses

Example Of tally

  • A call back and the nest site is marked and added to the tally .

  • A running tally of each player's score is kept [as in Hearts].

  • Another way of gauging public interest was to keep an eye on my favoured news Website, which keeps a running tally of the top 10 stories viewed by its customers.

  • As I read the book, I kept a tally of exactly who was quoted or discussed in detail.

  • ‘That's one less thing,’ I said making an invisible tally mark on the window.

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