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Webster 1913 Edition


Total

To′tal

,
Adj.
[F., fr. LL.
totalis
, fr. L.
tolus
all,whole. Cf.
Factotum
,
Surtout
,
Teetotum
.]
Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute;
as, a
total
departure from the evidence; a
total
loss.
Total darkness.” “To undergo myself the total crime.”
Milton.
Total abstinence
.
See
Abstinence
,
Noun.
, 1.
Total depravity
.
(Theol.)
See
Original sin
, under
Original
.
Whole; entire; complete. See
Whole
.

To′tal

,
Noun.
The whole; the whole sum or amount;
as, these sums added make the grand
total
of five millions
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Total

TO'TAL

,
Adj.
[L. totalis, totus.]
1.
Whole; full; complete; as total darkness; a total departure from the evidence; a total loss; the total sum or amount.
2.
Whole; not divided.
--Myself the total crime.

TO'TAL

,
Noun.
The whole; the whole sum or amount. These sums added, make the grand total of five millions.

Definition 2022


total

total

See also: totál

English

Alternative forms

  • totall (obsolete)

Noun

total (plural totals)

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

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Adjective

total (comparative more total, superlative most total)

  1. Entire; relating to the whole of something.
    The total book is rubbish from start to finish. The total number of votes cast is 3,270.
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, []. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
    • 2013 August 3, Boundary problems”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
      Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
  2. (used as an intensifier) Complete; absolute.
    He is a total failure.

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Verb

total (third-person singular simple present totals, present participle (UK) totalling or (US) totaling, simple past and past participle (UK) totalled or (US) totaled)

  1. (transitive) 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. (transitive, US, slang) to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)
    Honey, I’m OK, but I’ve totaled the car.
  4. (intransitive) To amount to; to add up to.
    It totals nearly a pound.

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Asturian

Adjective

total (epicene, plural totales)

  1. total

Noun

total m (plural totales)

  1. total

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Catalan

Adjective

total m, f (masculine and feminine plural totals)

  1. total

Noun

total m (plural totals)

  1. total

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Danish

Etymology 1

From French total.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /totaːl/, [tˢoˈtˢæːˀl]

Adjective

total

  1. total
Inflection
Inflection of total
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular total 2
Neuter singular totalt 2
Plural totale 2
Definite attributive1 totale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Noun

total c (singular definite totalen, plural indefinite totaler)

  1. total
Inflection

Etymology 2

Compound of to (two) and tal (number).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /total/, [ˈtˢotˢal]

Noun

total n (singular definite totallet, plural indefinite totaller)

  1. two
Synonyms
  • 2-tal
Inflection

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

total m (feminine singular totale, masculine plural totaux, feminine plural totales)

  1. total
  2. perfect

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Noun

total m (plural totaux)

  1. total

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Galician

Adjective

total m, f (plural totais)

  1. complete, entire

Noun

total m (plural totais)

  1. total

German

Etymology

From Latin tōtālis.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːl

Adjective

total (not comparable)

  1. total

Declension


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin tōtālis.

Adjective

total (neuter singular totalt, definite singular and plural totale)

  1. total

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin tōtālis.

Adjective

total (neuter singular totalt, definite singular and plural totale)

  1. total

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Portuguese

Etymology

From Medieval Latin tōtālis (total), from Latin tōtus (whole) + -ālis (-al).

Pronunciation

Adjective

total m, f (plural totais, comparable)

  1. complete; entire (to the greatest extent)
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 141:
      Quero conversar com os senhores e exijo sua total e absoluta atenção.
      I want to talk with you and I demand your complete and absolute attention.
  2. total (relating to the whole of something)
    A quantidade total de livros nesta biblioteca é mais de um milhão.
    The total amount of books in this library is more than a million.

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Noun

total m (plural totais)

  1. total (amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts)
    O total de livros nesta biblioteca é mais de um milhão.
    The total amount of books in this library is more than a million.

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Spanish

Etymology

From Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus (“all, whole, entire).

Adjective

total m, f (plural totales)

  1. total, complete

Adverb

total

  1. (colloquial) basically, so, in short (used to summarise)
    Total, que no puedo venir.
    Basically, I can't come.

Noun

total m (plural totales)

  1. total

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