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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tal·ly /ˈtæli/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tal·ly v. i.
 1. To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.
    I found pieces of tiles that exactly tallied with the channel.   --Addison.
    Your idea . . . tallies exactly with mine.   --Walpole.
 2. To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game.
 Tally on Naut., to man a rope for hauling, the men standing in a line or tail.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tal·ly, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tallied p. pr. & vb. n. Tallying.]
 1. To score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to correspond; to cause to fit or suit.
    They are not so well tallied to the present juncture.   --Pope.
 2. Naut. To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.
 Tally on Naut., to dovetail together.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tal·ly n.; pl. Tallies
 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.
 Note:In purshasing and selling, it was once customary for traders to have two sticks, or one stick cleft into two parts, and to mark with a score or notch, on each, the number or quantity of goods delivered, -- the seller keeping one stick, and the purchaser the other. Before the use of writing, this, or something like it, was the only method of keeping accounts; and tallies were received as evidence in courts of justice. In the English exchequer were tallies of loans, one part being kept in the exchequer, the other being given to the creditor in lieu of an obligation for money lent to government.
 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.
    They were framed the tallies for each other.   --Dryden.
 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.
 Tally shop, a shop at which goods or articles are sold to customers on account, the account being kept in corresponding books, one called the tally, kept by the buyer, the other the counter tally, kept by the seller, and the payments being made weekly or otherwise by agreement. The trade thus regulated is called tally trade. --Eng. Encyc.
 To strike tallies, to act in correspondence, or alike. [Obs.] --Fuller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tal·ly adv.  Stoutly; with spirit. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases
           safely; "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the
           9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning" [syn: run]
      2: a bill for an amount due [syn: reckoning]
      3: the act of counting; "the counting continued for several
         hours" [syn: count, counting, numeration, enumeration,
      v 1: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their
           characteristics; "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" [syn: match, fit, correspond, check,
            jibe, gibe, agree] [ant: disagree]
      2: gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times";
         "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
         [syn: score, hit, rack up]
      3: keep score, as in games [syn: chalk up]
      4: determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to
         those of the neighboring town" [syn: total, tot, tot
         up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add
         together, add up]
      [also: tallied]