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.

  2. totalnoun

    Sum.

    The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.

  3. totalverb

    To add up; to calculate the sum of.

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

  4. totalverb

    To equal a total of; to amount to.

    That totals seven times so far.

  5. totalverb

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

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

  6. totalverb

    To amount to; to add up to.

    It totals nearly a pound.

  7. totaladjective

    Entire; relating to the whole of something.

  8. totaladjective

    Complete; absolute.

    He is a total failure.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Totaladjective

    Etymology: totus, Lat. total, Fr.

    They set and rise;
    Lest total darkness should by night regain
    Her old possession, and extinguish life. John Milton.

    If all the pains that, for thy Britain’s sake,
    My past has took, or future life may take,
    Be grateful to my queen; permit my pray’r,
    And with this gift reward my total care. Matthew Prior.

    Either to undergo
    Myself the total crime; or to accuse
    My other-self, the partner of my life. John Milton, Par. Lost.

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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  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. Jocelyn Velazquez:

    Working from home has its blessings but they have yet to be as evident as when COVID-19 hit the U.S. and put our home state of Michigan on total lockdown.

  2. John Berger:

    When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together.

  3. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Perfection exists no where, because we all live in fragments - mental, psychological, physical, spiritual. Being total is an art which takes many lives to master!

  4. Fernanda Ly:

    The bachelor's that I'm doing is in interior architecture, but it also has to do with exteriors, spacial design and landscape design. I'm interested in how people interact with a space, the idea of architecture as social commentary, and how the total effect can change when you alter one concept, and out of all of the artistic sort of studies, it's the most acceptable by my parents.

  5. Zach Graumann:

    Andrew Yang is the only contender showing exponential growth in the third quarter, this grassroots fundraising total, with over $6 million in the bank, ensures this campaign will have the funding to compete and outperform expectations through Super Tuesday and beyond.

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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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