Meaning of “tally” in the English Dictionary

"tally" in American English

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tallynoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈtæl·i/

tally noun [ C usually sing ] (COUNT)

a record or count of a number of items:

The final tally was 21 for and 16 against.

tallyverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈtæl·i/

tally verb [ I/T ] (AGREE)

to match or agree:

[ T ] I need to finish tallying the receipts.
[ I ] His statement doesn’t tally with the other witnesses’.

tally verb [ I/T ] (COUNT)

to count or calculate something:

[ T ] The judges are tallying the scores.
[ T ] Zolga tallied (= scored) 16 points.
[ M ] She tallies up our expenses each month.

(Definition of “tally” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk /ˈtæli/ us

[ I ] to match or agree with something else:

tally with sth Make sure the amount coming off your mortgage tallies with what's going out of your bank account.
The two accounts of the incident do not tally.

[ T ] also tally sth up to calculate something:

To tally up the taxes you paid during the period, use Form 8913.

[ T ] to reach a total number or amount of things or people:

The bookstore has tallied 1,700 advance orders.

tallynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtæli/ us plural tallies

also running tally a continuous record or count of a number of things or people:

He kept a tally of his paydays on an envelope.
The website publishes a running tally of the sums customers have won in refunds.

the total number or amount of things or people:

the tally for sth The final tally for biodiesel production in 2012 should be between 220 and 275 million gallons.
the second-highest tally on record

(Definition of “tally” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)