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Definition of 'tally'


  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"
       Synonyms: run
  2. a bill for an amount due
       Synonyms: reckoning
  3. the act of counting; "the counting continued for several hours"
       Synonyms: count counting numeration enumeration reckoning


  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"
       Synonyms: match fit correspond check jibe gibe agree
       Antonyms: disagree disaccord discord
  2. gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
       Synonyms: score hit rack up
  3. keep score, as in games
       Synonyms: chalk up
  4. determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
       Synonyms: total tot tot up sum sum up summate tote up add add together add up

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