• (Britain) Used as a mild intensifier: very (almost exclusively used by the upper classes).

    "Up and over to victory! Tally ho!"


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


  • (radio, aviation) Target sighted.

    "(Pilot): New York, Speedbird 123, tally."

  • "(Air Traffic Control): Speedbird 123, New York, traffic at two o’clock, seven miles, a Boeing 737, west-bound, at 4000 feet.”"


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


  • (transitive) To count something.
  • (intransitive) To keep score.
  • (transitive) To make things correspond or agree with each other.
  • (nautical) To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.
  • (transitive) To record something by making marks.
  • (intransitive) To correspond or agree.

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