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1. run, tally

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

Example Sentences:
'the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th'
'their first tally came in the 3rd inning'

2. reckoning, tally

a bill for an amount due

3. count, counting, enumeration, numeration, reckoning, tally

the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

Example Sentences:
'the counting continued for several hours'


4. agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

Example Sentences:
'The two stories don't agree in many details'
'The handwriting checks with the signature on the check'
'The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun'

5. hit, rack up, score, tally

gain points in a game

Example Sentences:
'The home team scored many times'
'He hit a home run'
'He hit .300 in the past season'

6. chalk up, tally

keep score, as in games

7. add, add together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up

determine the sum of

Example Sentences:
'Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of tally
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
1. (intransitive)
to correspond one with the other
the two stories don't tally
2. (transitive)
to supply with an identifying tag
3. (intransitive)
to keep score
4. (transitive) obsolete
to record or mark
noun plural -lies
any record of debit, credit, the score in a game, etc
a ticket, label, or mark, used as a means of identification, classification, etc
a counterpart or duplicate of something, such as the counterfoil of a cheque
a stick used (esp formerly) as a record of the amount of a debt according to the notches cut in it
a notch or mark cut in or made on such a stick
a mark or number of marks used to represent a certain number in counting
11. Australian and New Zealand
the total number of sheep shorn by one shearer in a specified period of time

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nounWord forms: plural ˈtallies
a.  Obsolete
a stick with cross notches representing the amount of a debt owing or paid: usually the stick was split lengthwise, half for the debtor and half for the creditor
anything used as a record for an account, reckoning, or score
an account, reckoning, or score
either of two corresponding parts of something; counterpart
agreement; correspondence
any number of objects used as a unit in counting
an identifying tag or label
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈtallied or ˈtallying
to put on or as on a tally; record
to count; add
usually with up
to put a label or tag on
9.  Archaic
to make (two things) agree or correspond
verb intransitive
to tally something
to score a point or points in a game
to agree; correspond

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of tally
n. pl. tal·lies
a. A reckoning, score, or amount: What was the final tally of votes?
b. A record of a reckoning, score, or amount: She keeps a tally of the miles she runs each week.
2. The act of scoring a point or goal in a game or contest: took the lead on his tally in the second half.
a. A stick on which notches are made to keep a count or score.
b. A stick on which notches were formerly made to keep a record of amounts paid or owed.
4. A mark used in recording a number of acts or objects, most often in series of five, consisting of four vertical lines canceled diagonally or horizontally by a fifth line.
5. A label, ticket, or piece of metal or wood used for identification or classification, especially in gardens and greenhouses.
6. Archaic Something that is very similar or corresponds to something else; a double or counterpart.
v. tal·lied, tal·ly·ing, tal·lies
a. To reckon or count. Often used with up: tallied up the bill.
b. To make a record of (an amount, for example).
2. To score (a point or goal) in a game or contest.
3. To label, as with a ticket, for identification or classification.
1. To be alike; correspond or agree: The report tallies with your description of the accident.
2. To keep a record, as of a score in a game.
3. To score a point or goal in a game or contest.

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