Definition of Total in English :

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see synonyms of total


1. aggregate, sum, total, totality

the whole amount

2. amount, sum, total

a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers


3. add up, amount, come, number, total

add up in number or quantity

Example Sentences:
'The bills amounted to $2,000'
'The bill came to $2,000'

4. add, add together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up

determine the sum of

Example Sentences:
'Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town'

5. total

damage beyond the point of repair

Example Sentences:
'My son totaled our new car'
'the rock star totals his guitar at every concert'


6. entire, full, total

constituting the full quantity or extent; complete

Example Sentences:
'an entire town devastated by an earthquake'
'gave full attention'
'a total failure'

7. full, total

complete in extent or degree and in every particular

Example Sentences:
'a full game'
'a total eclipse'
'a total disaster'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of total
the whole, esp regarded as the complete sum of a number of parts
complete; absolute
the evening was a total failure
a total eclipse
3. (prenominal)
being or related to a total
the total number of passengers
verb -tals, -talling, -talled or US -tals, -taling or -taled
4. (when intr, sometimes foll by to)
to amount
to total six pounds
5. (transitive)
to add up
to total a list of prices
6. (transitive) slang
to kill or badly injure (someone)
7. (transitive) mainly US
to damage (a vehicle) beyond repair

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see synonyms of total
constituting the (or a) whole; entire; whole
complete; utter
a total loss
the whole amount or number; sum; aggregate
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈtotaled or ˈtotalled, ˈtotaling or ˈtotalling
to find the total of; add
to equal a total of; add up to
6.  US, Slang
to wreck completely; demolish
verb intransitive
to amount (to) as a whole

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of total
1. An amount obtained by addition; a sum.
2. The whole amount of something; the entirety: The storm damaged the total of the housing units.
1. Of, relating to, or constituting the whole amount; entire: the total population of the city. See Synonyms at whole.
2. Complete; utter; absolute: total concentration; a total effort; a total fool.
v. to·taled, to·tal·ing, to·tals or to·talled or to·tal·ling
1. To determine the total of; add up: They totaled the applications at 600.
2. To equal a total of; amount to: The week's receipts totaled more than $90,000.
3. To wreck completely; demolish: The driver survived the crash but totaled the car.
To add up; amount: It totals to $25.

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