Definitions for SUMsʌm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sumsʌm(n.; v.)summed, sum•ming.

  1. (n.)the aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars as determined by or as if by the mathematical process of addition:

    The sum of 6 and 8 is 14.

    Category: Math

  2. an amount or quantity, esp. of money:

    to lend small sums.

  3. a series of numbers or quantities to be added up.

    Category: Math

  4. an arithmetical problem to be solved, or such a problem worked out and having the various steps shown.

    Category: Math

  5. the full amount, or the whole:

    the sum of our knowledge.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. the main idea, gist, or point:

    the sum and substance of his argument.

  7. a summary.

  8. (v.t.)to combine into an aggregate or total (often fol. by up).

  9. to ascertain the sum of, as by addition.

    Category: Math

  10. to bring into or contain in a small compass (often fol. by up).

  11. (v.i.)to amount.

  12. sum up, to express in a brief and comprehensive statement; summarize. to form a quick estimate or judgment of.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for sum:

  1. in sum,in concise or brief form.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of sum:

1250–1300; < L summa sum, n. use of fem. of summus highest, superl. of superus (see superior )



  1. var. of sub- before

    m: summon.

    Category: Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money(noun)

    a quantity of money

    "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

  2. sum, amount, total(noun)

    a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

  3. sum, summation, sum total(noun)

    the final aggregate

    "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"

  4. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

  5. sum, total, totality, aggregate(noun)

    the whole amount

  6. union, sum, join(verb)

    a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets

    "let C be the union of the sets A and B"

  7. summarize, summarise, sum, sum up(verb)

    be a summary of

    "The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper"

  8. total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up(verb)

    determine the sum of

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sum(noun)ʌm

    an amount or quantity of money

    large sums of money; They paid a sum of $20,000.

  2. sumʌm

    the total when numbers are added together

    What's the sum of 18 and 94?

  3. sumʌm

    an easy mathematical calculation

  4. sum(verb)ʌm

    to briefly state the main points

    It is difficult to sum up how I feel in just a few words.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sum(noun)

    the aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars; the amount or whole of any number of individuals or particulars added together; as, the sum of 5 and 7 is 12

  2. Sum(noun)

    a quantity of money or currency; any amount, indefinitely; as, a sum of money; a small sum, or a large sum

  3. Sum(noun)

    the principal points or thoughts when viewed together; the amount; the substance; compendium; as, this is the sum of all the evidence in the case; this is the sum and substance of his objections

  4. Sum(noun)

    height; completion; utmost degree

  5. Sum(noun)

    a problem to be solved, or an example to be wrought out

  6. Sum(verb)

    to bring together into one whole; to collect into one amount; to cast up, as a column of figures; to ascertain the totality of; -- usually with up

  7. Sum(verb)

    to bring or collect into a small compass; to comprise in a few words; to condense; -- usually with up

  8. Sum(verb)

    to have (the feathers) full grown; to furnish with complete, or full-grown, plumage


  1. Sum

    Sum, sumu, sumon, and somon are a type of administrative district used in China, Mongolia, and Russia.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2615

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1945

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUM' in Nouns Frequency: #837

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUM' in Verbs Frequency: #895

Anagrams of SUM

  1. Mus

Translations for SUM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the amount or total made by two or more things or numbers added together

The sum of 12, 24, 7 and 11 is 54.

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