What does total mean?

Definitions for total
ˈtoʊt lto·tal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word total.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. total(Noun)

    An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.

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

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

  2. total(Noun)

    Sum.

    The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.

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

  3. total(Verb)

    To add up; to calculate the sum of.

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

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

  4. total(Verb)

    To equal a total of; to amount to.

    That totals seven times so far.

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

  5. total(Verb)

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

    Honey, I'm OK, but I've totaled the car.

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

  6. total(Verb)

    To amount to; to add up to.

    It totals nearly a pound.

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

  7. total(Adjective)

    Entire; relating to the whole of something.

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

  8. total(Adjective)

    Complete; absolute.

    He is a total failure.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Total

    tō′tal, adj. whole: complete: undivided: unqualified, absolute.—n. the whole: the entire amount.—v.t. to bring to a total, add up: to amount to.—ns. Tōtalisā′tion; Tōtalisā′tor, Tō′talīser, an automatic betting-machine.—v.t. Tō′talīse.—ns. Tō′talīser; Tōtal′ity, the whole sum, quantity, or amount.—adv. Tō′tally.—n. Tō′talness, entireness. [Fr.,—Low L. totalis—L. totus, whole.]

Editors Contribution

  1. total

    The whole amount.

    The total bill was shared among everyone to ensure it was fair as no-one drinks alcoho.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce total?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of total in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of total in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of total in a Sentence

  1. Kathy Como-Sabetti:

    It is somewhat a meaningless number, it is a small fraction of our total number of cases.

  2. Tony Soutter:

    I have lost my best friend, my total buddy. She was my rock.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement!

  4. Patrick Coote:

    If you look at the number of people who can afford a boat the size that we build we haven't even scratched the surface, there are approximately 6,000 to 7,000 yachts over 25 meters in the world and when you look at the total group of millionaires (and) billionaires in the world especially here in this region the potential is vast.

  5. Dimitris Spiridis:

    So, we are all living downstairs together. One big family, 22 people in total. It's fine.

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Translations for total

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  • مجموعArabic
  • нәтижәBashkir
  • total, sumaCatalan, Valencian
  • naprostý, totální, celý, součet, úhrnCzech
  • zusammenaddieren, zusammennehmen, komplett, total, gesamt, Gesamtsumme, Summe, aufaddieren, schrotten, ganz, GesamtbetragGerman
  • άθροισμαGreek
  • total, sumaSpanish
  • کلPersian
  • summa, täysi, laskea yhteen, olla, tehdä, totaalinen, täydellinen, koko, summata, tuhota, määräFinnish
  • totaliser, total, tout, somme, entierFrench
  • ard-symManx
  • összes, teljes, végösszeg, összegHungarian
  • sumoIdo
  • intero, totale, sommaItalian
  • 総額, 和, 総和, 完全な, 全部, 総計Japanese
  • 합계Korean
  • hilweşandin, hemû, tev, tevayî, temam, giş, tevandin, ruxandinKurdish
  • somma, summa, totus, solidusLatin
  • pilnīgsLatvian
  • tapekeMāori
  • jumlahMalay
  • bijeentellen, gehele, optellen, totale, gelijk zijn aan, in de prak rijden, compleet, geheel, totaal, som, volledige, complete, uitkomen op, volledigDutch
  • soma, totalPortuguese
  • полный, сумма, тотальный, весь, целый, итогRussian
  • summaSwedish
  • idadi, jumlaSwahili
  • மொத்தTamil
  • మొత్తము, కూడుట, లెక్క, సరాసరి, పూర్తి, అన్నిTelugu
  • ทั้งหมดThai
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