Definitions for TOTALˈtoʊt l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

to•talˈtoʊt l(adj.; n.; v.)-taled, -tal•ing; -talled, -tal•ling.

  1. (adj.)constituting or comprising the whole; entire:

    the total expenditure.

  2. of or pertaining to the whole of something:

    the total effect of a play.

  3. complete in extent or degree; utter:

    a total failure.

  4. (n.)the total amount; sum; aggregate.

    Category: Math

  5. the whole; an entirety.

  6. (v.t.)to bring to a total; add up.

    Category: Math

  7. to reach a total of; amount to.

  8. to wreck or demolish beyond repair:

    He totaled his car in the accident.

    Category: Status (usage)

  9. (v.i.)to amount (often fol. by to).

Origin of total:

1350–1400; ME (adj.) < ML tōtālis= L tōt(us) entire +-ālis -al1

Princeton's WordNet

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

    the whole amount

  2. sum, amount, total(adj)

    a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

  3. entire, full, total(adj)

    constituting the full quantity or extent; complete

    "an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; "gave full attention"; "a total failure"

  4. full, total(verb)

    complete in extent or degree and in every particular

    "a full game"; "a total eclipse"; "a total disaster"

  5. total, number, add up, come, amount(verb)

    add up in number or quantity

    "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"

  6. 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"

  7. total(verb)

    damage beyond the point of repair

    "My son totaled our new car"; "the rock star totals his guitar at every concert"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. total(adjective)ˈtoʊt l

    with everything included

    the total cost

  2. totalˈtoʊt l


    a total mess/disaster/failure

  3. total(noun)ˈtoʊt l

    the final amount when other amounts are added together

    There will be a total of about 50 people at the party.

  4. total(verb)ˈtoʊt l

    to become a particular amount by adding everything together

    revenues that totaled around $300 million

  5. totalˈtoʊt l

    to completely destroy a vehicle

    The car had been totalled.


  1. total(Noun)

    An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.

    A total of u00A3145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall.

  2. total(Noun)


    The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.

  3. total(Verb)

    To add up; to calculate the sum of.

    When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.

  4. total(Verb)

    To equal a total of; to amount to.

    That totals seven times so far.

  5. total(Verb)

    to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)

    Honey, Iu2019m OK, but Iu2019ve totaled the car.

  6. total(Verb)

    To amount to; to add up to.

    It totals nearly a pound.

  7. total(Adjective)

    Entire; relating to the whole of something.

  8. total(Adjective)

    Complete; absolute.

    He is a total failure.

  9. Origin: From total, from totalis, from totus, of unknown origin. Perhaps related to , (acc.), from tewtéh₂. More at Dutch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Total(adj)

    whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute; as, a total departure from the evidence; a total loss

  2. Total(noun)

    the whole; the whole sum or amount; as, these sums added make the grand total of five millions


  1. Total

    Total was an American R&B girl group and one of the signature acts of Sean Combs' Bad Boy Records imprint during the 1990s. The group consisted of members Kima Raynor, Keisha Spivey, and Pamela Long.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TOTAL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #799

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TOTAL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1310

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TOTAL' in Nouns Frequency: #880

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TOTAL' in Verbs Frequency: #979

  5. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TOTAL' in Adjectives Frequency: #94

Anagrams of TOTAL

  1. lotta

Translations for TOTAL

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


whole; complete

What is the total cost of the holiday?; The car was a total wreck.

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