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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tally  \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. 
  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)  [web1913]: 
  Tally  \Tal"ly\,  n.;  pl  {Tallies}.  [OE.  taile,  taille,  F.  taille 
  a  cutting,  cut  tally,  fr  tailler  to  cut,  but  influenced 
  probably  by  taill['e],  p.  p.  of  tailler.  See  {Tailor},  and 
  cf  {Tail}  a  limitation,  {Taille},  {Tallage}.] 
  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 
  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 
  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)  [web1913]: 
  Tally  \Tal"ly\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tallied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tallying}.]  [Cf.  F.  tialler  to  cut.  See  {Tally},  n.] 
  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.  --W.  C.  Russell. 
  {Tally  on}  (Naut.),  to  dovetail  together. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tally  \Tal"ly\,  adv  [See  {Tall},  a.] 
  Stoutly;  with  spirit.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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"  or  "their  first  tally  came  in  the  3rd  inning"  [syn: 
  2:  a  bill  for  an  amount  due  [syn:  {reckoning}] 
  3:  the  act  of  counting  [syn:  {count},  {counting},  {numeration}, 
  {enumeration},  {reckoning}] 
  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"  [syn:  {match},  {fit},  {correspond},  {check}, 
  {jibe},  {gibe},  {agree}]  [ant:  {disagree}] 
  2:  gain  points;  "The  home  team  scored  many  times"  [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}] 

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