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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
to•tal /ˈtoʊtəl/USA pronunciation   adj., n., v.,  -taled, -tal•ing or (esp. Brit.) -talled, -tal•ling. 
adj. 
  1. of or relating to the whole amount of something;
    entire:[before a noun]the total expenditure.
  2. of or relating to the whole of something:[usually: before a noun]the total effect of the play on its audience.
  3. complete in extent or degree;
    utter:[usually: before a noun]a total failure.

n. 
  1. Mathematics the total amount;
    sum:[countable]That brings the cost to a total of $50,000.
  2. the whole:[uncountable;  in + ~]There were several thousand people there in total.

v. 
  1. Mathematics to bring to a total;
    add up:[+ object]He totaled the three columns.
  2. to reach a total of;
    amount to: [+ object;  no passive]The money totaled over fifty thousand dollars in cash.[+ to + object]The money totaled to over fifty thousand dollars.
  3. Slang Terms to wreck beyond repair:[+ object]He totaled his car in the accident.
to•tal•ly, adv. : You're totally crazy to think that.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
to•tal  (tōtl),USA pronunciation adj., n., v.,  -taled, -tal•ing or (esp. Brit.) -talled, -tal•ling. 
adj. 
  1. constituting or comprising the whole;
    entire;
    whole:the total expenditure.
  2. of or pertaining to the whole of something:the total effect of a play.
  3. complete in extent or degree;
    absolute;
    unqualified;
    utter:a total failure.
  4. involving all aspects, elements, participants, resources, etc.;
    unqualified;
    all-out:total war.

n. 
  1. the total amount;
    sum;
    aggregate:a total of $200.
  2. the whole;
    an entirety:the impressive total of Mozart's achievement.

v.t. 
  1. to bring to a total;
    add up.
  2. to reach a total of;
    amount to.
  3. [Slang]. to wreck or demolish completely:He totaled his new car in the accident.

v.i. 
  1. to amount (often fol. by to).
  • Medieval Latin tōtālis, equivalent. to Latin tōt(us) entire + -ālis -al1
  • Middle English (adjective, adjectival) 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged complete.
    • 5, 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged gross, totality.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See whole.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

total /ˈtəʊtəl/ n
  1. the whole, esp regarded as the complete sum of a number of parts
adj
  1. complete; absolute
  2. (prenominal) being or related to a total: the total number of passengers
vb ( -tals, -talling, -talled) ( US -tals, -taling, -taled)
  1. when intr, sometimes followed by to: to amount: to total six pounds
  2. (transitive) to add up
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from Latin tōtus all

ˈtotally adv



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