tally

A tally is a continuous count of something, like the number of words in a document, or the number of favors your best friend owes you. To tally is to add up, like keeping the score of a game.

The word tally has to do with counting. It comes from the Latin word for “stick” because people used to keep a tally by marking a stick. Tally can be the total, or the act of adding it all up. If you count the bikers riding by, your count is a tally. As a verb, tally is used for keeping score. Two friends playing basketball need to tally the points after each basket so they don't lose track.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: tally

1
nv
the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
determine the sum of
2
v
be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: tally
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n the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

Synonyms:
count, counting, enumeration, numeration, reckoning
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blood count
the act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample
census, nose count, nosecount
a periodic count of the population
countdown
counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)
miscount
an inaccurate count
poll
the counting of votes (as in an election)
recount
an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
sperm count
the act of estimating the number of spermatozoa in an ejaculate
CBC, blood profile, complete blood count
counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood
differential blood count
counting the number of specific types of white blood cells found in 1 cubic millimeter of blood; may be included as part of a complete blood count
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investigating, investigation
the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically

n a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely

“their first tally came in the 3rd inning”
Synonyms:
run
Types:
earned run
a run that was not scored as the result of an error by the other team
unearned run
a run that was scored as a result of an error by the other team
rbi, run batted in
a run that is the result of the batter's performance
Type of:
score
the act of scoring in a game or sport

n a bill for an amount due

Synonyms:
reckoning
Type of:
account, bill, invoice
an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered

v determine the sum of

Synonyms:
add, add together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tot, tot up, total, tote up
add, add together
make an addition by combining numbers
Type of:
count, enumerate, number, numerate
determine the number or amount of

v keep score, as in games

Synonyms:
chalk up
Type of:
enter, put down, record
make a record of; set down in permanent form

v gain points in a game

Synonyms:
hit, rack up, score
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par
make a score (on a hole) equal to par
shoot
score
convert
score (a spare)
convert
complete successfully
convert
score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone
homer
hit a home run
kick
make a goal
eagle
shoot in two strokes under par
hole up
score a hole in one
ace
score an ace against
walk
obtain a base on balls
equalise, equalize, get even
compensate; make the score equal
get, have, make
achieve a point or goal
place-kick
score (a goal) by making a place kick
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advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win
obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
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v be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

Synonyms:
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match
check, check out
be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
accord, agree, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
go together
Antonyms:
disaccord, disagree, discord
be different from one another
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consist
be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous
look
accord in appearance with
answer
match or correspond
coincide
be the same
align
be or come into adjustment with
correlate
to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
parallel
be parallel to
duplicate, parallel, twin
duplicate or match
square
be compatible with
bear out, corroborate, support, underpin
support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
resemble
appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
conform to, fit, meet
satisfy a condition or restriction
homologize
be homologous
befit, beseem, suit
accord or comport with
accord, agree, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
go together
pattern
form a pattern
adhere
be compatible or in accordance with
rhyme, rime
be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable
coordinate
be co-ordinated
look like
bear a physical resemblance to
come to life
be lifelike, as of a painting
take after
be similar to a relative
approximate, come close
be close or similar
fill the bill, fit the bill
be what is needed or be good enough for what is required
behoove, behove
be appropriate or necessary
fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy
meet the requirements or expectations of
imitate
appear like, as in behavior or appearance
echo, recall
call to mind
blend, blend in, go
blend or harmonize
accommodate, fit, suit
be agreeable or acceptable to
assonate
correspond in vowel sounds; rhyme in assonance
Type of:
be, equal
be identical or equivalent to
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