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(1)   Constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
"An entire town devastated by an earthquake"
"Gave full attention"
"A total failure"
(2)   Complete in extent or degree and in every particular
"A full game"
"A total eclipse"
"A total disaster"
(3)   Without conditions or limitations
"A total ban"
(4)   Including everything
"The overall cost"
"The total amount owed"


(5)   The whole amount
(6)   A quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers


(7)   Damage beyond the point of repair
"My son totaled our new car"
"The rock star totals his guitar at every concert"
(8)   Determine the sum of
"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
(9)   Add up in number or quantity
"The bills amounted to $2,000"
"The bill came to $2,000"


  1. An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.
    A total of £145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall.
  2. Sum.
    The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.


  1. entire; relating to the whole of something
    The total book is rubbish from start to finish.
  2. complete
    He is a total failure.


  1. To add up; to calculate the sum of.
    When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.
  2. To equal a total of; to amount to.
    That totals seven times so far.
  3. to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)
    Honey, I’m OK, but I’ve totaled the car.
  4. To amount to; to add up to.
    It totals nearly a pound.


  1. total

Related terms

  • totalement
  • totaliser
  • totalitaire
  • totalité
  • tout



  1. total, complete