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See also: Tally
- (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.
- (target sighted): tallyho
tally (plural tallies)
- Abbreviation of .
- (by extension) One of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.
- (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.
- 2011 September 2, Phil McNulty, “Bulgaria 0-3 England”, in BBC:
- Bulgaria, inevitably, raised the tempo in the opening moments of the second half and keeper Joe Hart was forced into his first meaningful action to block a deflected corner - but England were soon threatening to add to their goal tally.
- One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
- A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a score or tally in a game.
- A tally shop.
- A ribbon on a sailor's cap bearing the name of the ship or the (part of) the navy to which they belong.
- (informal, regional, dated) A state of cohabitation, living with another individual in an intimate relationship outside of marriage.
- 1884, Ben Bierley, “Treadlepin Fold”, in Tales and Sketches of Lancashire Life, page 47:
- But I’d advise thee t’ live tally for o that, if thou con mak it reet wi’ some owd damsel, ut does no’ care what folk say’n about owt o’th’sort.
- 1890, F.C. Birkbeck Terry, “Tally-woman”, in Notes and Queries, page 297:
- It is used in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, and, I dare say, various other counties. A tally-woman is the mistress of a married man, who is said to live tally with her.
- 2012, Ruth Hamilton, Lights of Liverpool:
- Don, I don't care if we live tally, cos we don't need certificates except for proof of insanity.
tally stick — see tally stick
one of two books on which corresponding accounts were kept
any account or score kept by notches or marks
notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally
tally shop — see tally shop
- (transitive) To count something.
- (transitive) To record something by making marks.
- (transitive) To make things correspond or agree with each other.
- (intransitive) To keep score.
- (intransitive) To correspond or agree.
- 1764 April 5, Walpole, Horace, Letter to the Earl of Hertford:
- Your idea, my dear lord, of the abusive paragraph on you being conceived at Paris, and transmitted hither, tallies exactly with mine.
- (nautical) To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.
- 1873 August, Mitchell, William, “Shipping and mercantile gazette correspondence”, in The Nautical Magazine, page 697:
- I loaded a cargo of potatoes in Dublin, for Bangor and Caernarvon, all in bags, for three different parties—viz. 13 tons delivered at Bangor, which was tallied in and out; remainder to Caernarvon, and was not tallied in, but tallied out.
to count something
to record something
to make things correspond
to correspond or agree
- (obsolete) In a tall way; stoutly; with spirit.