from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An amount obtained by addition; a sum.
- n. A whole quantity; an entirety.
- adj. Of, relating to, or constituting the whole; entire. See Synonyms at whole.
- adj. Complete; utter; absolute: total concentration; a total effort; a total fool.
- transitive v. To determine the total of; add up.
- transitive v. To equal a total of; amount to.
- transitive v. To wreck completely; demolish: survived the crash but totaled the car.
- intransitive v. To add up; amount: It totals to three dollars.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.
- n. Sum.
- adj. Entire; relating to the whole of something.
- adj. used as an intensifier Complete; absolute.
- v. To add up; to calculate the sum of.
- v. To equal a total of; to amount to.
- v. to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)
- v. To amount to; to add up to.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute
- n. The whole; the whole sum or amount.
- transitive v. To bring to a total; also, to reach as a total; to amount to.
- transitive v. to determine the total of (a set of numbers); to add; -- often used with up.
- transitive v. To damage beyond repair; -- used especially of vehicles damaged in an accident. From total loss.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or constituting a whole or the whole; being or taken together; undivided.
- Comprising the whole; lacking no member or part; complete; entire.
- Complete in degree; absolute; unqualified; utter: as, a total change; total darkness.
- Summary; concise; curt.
- Syn. 1–3. Whole, Entire, etc. See complete.
- n. The whole; the whole sum or amount; an aggregate.
- To bring to a total; accumulate; sum; add: sometimes with up.
- To reach a total of; amount to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. complete in extent or degree and in every particular
- v. add up in number or quantity
- v. determine the sum of
- n. a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
- n. the whole amount
- adj. constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
- v. damage beyond the point of repair
Middle English, whole, from Old French, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from Latin tōtus; see teutā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English total, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus ("all, whole, entire"), of unknown origin. Perhaps related to Oscan 𐌕𐌏𐌖𐌕𐌏 (touto, "community, city-state"), Umbrian 𐌕𐌏𐌕𐌀𐌌 (totam, "tribe", acc.), Old English þēod ("a nation, people, tribe"), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ (“people”). More at thede, Dutch. (Wiktionary)