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Definition of Tally

Tally

  1. 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.
  2. Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one kept in duplicate.
  3. One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
  4. A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a tally in a game.
  5. A tally shop. See Tally shop, below.
  6. To score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to correspond; to cause to fit or suit.
  7. To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.
  8. To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.
  9. To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game.
  10. Stoutly; with spirit.
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