Last modified on 29 January 2015, at 01:35

total

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French 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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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”, 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.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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.

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French total.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /totaːl/, [tˢoˈtˢæːˀl]

AdjectiveEdit

total (neuter totalt, definite and plural totale)

  1. total

NounEdit

total c (singular definite totalen, plural indefinite totaler)

  1. total
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /total/, [ˈtˢotˢal]

NounEdit

total n (singular definite totallet, plural indefinite totaller)

  1. two
SynonymsEdit
InflectionEdit

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. total
  2. perfect

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

total m (plural totaux)

  1. total

Related termsEdit

External linksEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin totalis

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. total

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin totalis

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. total

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

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.

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

total m, f (plural totales)

  1. total, complete

AdverbEdit

total (not comparable)

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

NounEdit

total m (plural totales)

  1. total

See alsoEdit