Tally in a sentence as a noun

Here's the tally for those who invested in companies that have been acquired by Y!

I guess that saves me from having to call him. Anyone know if they tally calls for people calling to say thanks or good job or whatever?

You can add either of those ballots to the vote tally even though you cannot read the vote tally.

A dry-erase marker and a bathroom mirror keeps the tally, and about once a month, someone wins.

Each Toastmasters meeting actually has an 'Ah counter' that will tally your respective tics.

Tally in a sentence as a verb

An astounding 54 percent of the boxes are chosen at random to open and check against the computer tally.

Then at the highest level, the tally can be decrypted to find out that Alice won the vote, without disclosing exactly who voted for her.

Kind of fun, but I agree with some of the other comments that it would be interesting to see what would happen if the app made a move every 15-20 seconds based on the vote tally in that time window.

On a technically oriented site like this, I expect the "hero" option to tally higher, substantially so, but is there any point to this other than a bit of good ol' circular fun?

Imagine how useless Pagerank would be as an algorithm if it considered links from every drooler with a domain name to count for the same amount as those coming from the frontpage of Yahoo - that's essentially what you're doing when you tally up votes on a site The only reason it's not worse than it currently is is that there's no real incentive for people to game the system, so we don't end up with massive comment spammers.

Tally definitions


a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning"


a bill for an amount due

See also: reckoning


the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order; "the counting continued for several hours"

See also: count counting numeration enumeration reckoning


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"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

See also: match correspond check jibe gibe agree


gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"

See also: score


keep score, as in games


determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"