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(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"
(2)   The act of counting
"The counting continued for several hours"
(3)   A bill for an amount due


(4)   Determine the sum of
"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
(5)   Keep score, as in games
(6)   Gain points in a game
"The home team scored many times"
"He hit a home run"
"He hit .300 in the past season"
(7)   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"


  1. Used as a mild intensifier: very (almost exclusively used by the upper classes and often in conjuction with bally).
    Up and over to victory! Tally bally ho!


  1. Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number;
  2. Later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.
  3. Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book, especially one kept in duplicate.
  4. One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
  5. A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a score or tally in a game.
  6. A tally shop.


  1. To count something
  2. To record something by making marks
  3. To make things correspond or agree with each other
  4. To keep score
  5. To correspond or agree