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, aggregatenoun

    the whole amount

  2. sum, amount, totaladjective

    a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

  3. entire, full, totaladjective

    constituting the full quantity or extent; complete

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

  4. full, totalverb

    complete in extent or degree and in every particular

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

  5. total, number, add up, come, amountverb

    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 upverb

    determine the sum of

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

  7. totalverb

    damage beyond the point of repair

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

Wiktionary

  1. totalnoun

    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. totalnoun

    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. totalverb

    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. totalverb

    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. totalverb

    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. totalverb

    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. totaladjective

    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. totaladjective

    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. Totaladjective

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

  2. Totalnoun

    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

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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. Hugo Sanchez:

    This last month was the busiest for us with a total of 150 cases, we were able to handle it in November because we had about 50 cases, but then December jumped up.

  2. Andrew Cooper:

    The people who are very, very concerned about immigration, what they wanted was purely and simply for the UK to be able to have total control of its borders and total control of the flow of people into this country, and we didn't have an argument that could remotely compete with that. It meant we couldn't really engage in the campaign on that vital issue. We didn't have much option but to keep trying to pivot back to the economic risks.

  3. The IEA:

    Total non-OPEC output next year is expected to contract by nearly 0.5 million bpd as global upstream spending cuts of more than 20 percent impact both new projects and existing production.

  4. Bernd Schrimpf:

    While adding to our total production in Norway, we have helped, alongside the operator and our other partners, to bring an important regional project to production on time and to budget.

  5. Marcello Marchese:

    Last year there were 90 total sold.

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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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