tally

See also: Tally

tally - English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtæli/
  • Hyphenation: tal‧ly

Interjection

tally

  1. (radio, aviation) Target sighted.
    • (Air Traffic Control): Speedbird 123, New York, traffic at two o’clock, seven miles, a Boeing 737, west-bound, at 4000 feet.
    • (Pilot): New York, Speedbird 123, tally.

Usage notes

In aviation radio usage, more common than original tallyho. In civilian aviation usage, the official term for “traffic sighted” is “traffic in sight”.

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtæli/
  • Hyphenation: tal‧ly

Noun

tally (plural tallies)

  1. Abbreviation of tally stick.
  2. (by extension) One of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.
  3. (by extension) 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.
  7. A ribbon on a sailor's cap bearing the name of the ship or the (part of) the navy to which they belong.
  8. (informal, regional, dated) A state of cohabitation, living with another individual in an intimate relationship outside of marriage.

Translations


Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtæli/
  • Hyphenation: tal‧ly

Verb

tally (third-person singular simple present tallies, present participle tallying, simple past and past participle tallied)

  1. (transitive) To count something.
  2. (transitive) To mathematically calculate a numeric result.
  3. (transitive) To record something by making marks.
  4. (transitive) To make things correspond or agree with each other.
  5. (intransitive) To keep score.
  6. (intransitive) To correspond or agree.
  7. (nautical) To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.

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Translations


Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtɔli/, /ˈtɔl.li/
  • (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA: /ˈtɑli/, /ˈtɑl.li/
  • Hyphenation: tally

Adverb

tally (comparative more tally, superlative most tally)

  1. (obsolete) In a tall way; stoutly; with spirit.

tally - Middle English

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtaliː/

Adverb

tally

  1. properly, suitably, becomingly

Descendants

Meaning and Definition of tally
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