total Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the whole amount
aggregate; sum; totality.
noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
verb add up in number or quantity
amount; come; number; add up.
- The bills amounted to $2,000
- The bill came to $2,000
verb determine the sum of
tot up; add up; sum; tally; tote up; tot; add; summate; sum up; add together.
- Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town
verb damage beyond the point of repair
- My son totaled our new car
- the rock star totals his guitar at every concert
adjective satellite constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
- an entire town devastated by an earthquake
- gave full attention
- a total failure
adjective satellite complete in extent or degree and in every particular
- a full game
- a total eclipse
- a total disaster
EtymologyF., fr. LL.
Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute;" Total darkness." as, a totaldeparture from the evidence; a totalloss.
"To undergo myself the total crime." Milton.
Whole; entire; complete. See Whole.
The whole; the whole sum or amount; as, these sums added make the grand. totalof five millions
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