- totall ( obsolete )
- ( UK ) IPA: /ˈtəʊ.təl/, X-SAMPA: /"t@U.t@l/
- Rhymes: -əʊtəl
- ( transitive ) To add up; to calculate the sum of .
- To equal a total of; to amount to .
- ( transitive, US, slang ) to demolish; to wreck completely. ( from total loss )
- ( intransitive ) To amount to; to add up to .
From Middle English total, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus ( “all, whole, entire” ), of unknown origin. Perhaps related to Oscan ... ( touto, “community, city-state” ), Umbrian ... ( totam, “tribe” ) ( acc. ), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ ( “people” ). More at Dutch .
Explanation of total by Wordnet Dictionary
- a total failure
- Total a. [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, n., 1. -- Total depravity. ( Theol. ) See Original sin, under Original.
Whole; entire; complete. See Whole.
- Total, n. The whole; the whole sum or amount; as, “these sums added make the grand total of five millions”.
- Total v. t. [imp. & p. p. Totaled or Totalled; p. pr. & vb. n. Totaling or Totalling.]
1. To bring to a total; also, to reach as a total; to amount to. [Colloq.]
2. to determine the total of ( a set of numbers ); to add; -- often used with up; as, “to total up the bill”.
3. To damage beyond repair; -- used especially of vehicles damaged in an accident; as, “he skid on an ice patch and totaled his Mercedes against a tree”. From total loss. [colloq.]
Definition of total by GCIDE Dictionary