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to·tal

total

 
pronunciation:
to tl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: comprising or including the whole; entire; full.
I paid the total amount that I owed.The total number of points scored was six.
synonyms:
complete, entire, whole
antonyms:
limited, partial
similar words:
aggregate, all, comprehensive, full, gross, inclusive, overall, radical
definition 2: absolute; utter; complete.
He thought he'd made a total fool of himself.The tiny community had lived in total isolation.
synonyms:
complete, downright, outright, perfect, thorough, unqualified, utter
similar words:
absolute, all, all-out, arrant, blank, broad, exclusive, out-and-out, plenary, plumb, positive, rank, stark, strict, unmitigated
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the aggregate; sum.
We spent a total of ninety-five dollars at the restaurant.She inherited the total of all her uncle's possessions.
synonyms:
aggregate, amount, sum, sum total, tally, totality
similar words:
all, complement, count, figure, whole
definition 2: the whole of a thing; entirety.
Did you understand the document in total?
synonyms:
entirety, whole
antonyms:
part
similar words:
all, amount, complement, gross, totality
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: totaled, totaling, totals
definition 1: to add up.
She totaled each team's points.
synonyms:
add up, tally, tot up
similar words:
aggregate, calculate, compute, count, figure, sum
definition 2: to amount to.
The day's sales totaled only fifty dollars.
synonyms:
aggregate, make, number
similar words:
amount to, come to, comprise, equal, reach
definition 3: to demolish completely.
She totaled her car.
synonyms:
demolish, destroy, ruin, wreck
similar words:
crash, smash
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to add up; amount (often fol. by to).
Your purchases total to twenty dollars.
similar words:
add up, amount
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  • totally:
    in every way.