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  1. to·tal
  2. adjective


    • 1. the whole number or amount of something:

      he scored a total of thirty-three points


    • 1. amount in number to:

      they were left with debts totaling $6,260
      Synonym : add up to, amount to, mount up to, come to, run to, make, correspond to, equal, work out as, number, tot up to
    • 2. add up the full number or amount of:

      the scores were totaled
      Synonym : add, sum, count, reckon, tot, compute, work out, take stock of
    • 3. damage (something, typically a vehicle) beyond repair; wreck:

      he almost totaled the car
      Synonym : wreck, crash, smash, destroy, damage beyond repair, demolish, write off, prang
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: total, 3rd person present: totals, gerund or present participle: totalling, past tense: totalled, past participle: totalled

    • adjective

      comprising the whole number or amount:

      complete; absolute:

    • noun

      the whole number or amount of something:
    • verb

      amount in number to:

      add up the full number or amount of:

    • noun

      another term for enthalpy
    • noun

      a total that is continually adjusted to take account of items as they are added:
    • noun

      the final amount after everything is added up; the sum of other totals:
    • noun

      an eclipse in which the whole of the disk of the sun or moon is obscured.
    • noun

      the Calvinist doctrine that human nature is thoroughly corrupt and sinful as a result of the Fall.
    • noun

      another term for sum
    • noun

      the ability to remember with clarity every detail of the events of one's life or of a particular event, object, or experience:
    • noun

      a war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.
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