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English adjective: total

1. total constituting the full quantity or extent; complete

SamplesAn entire town devastated by an earthquake.
Gave full attention.
A total failure.

Synonymsentire, full



2. total complete in extent or degree and in every particular

SamplesA full game.
A total eclipse.
A total disaster.



Antonymsincomplete, uncomplete

English noun: total

1. total (artifact) the whole amount

Synonymsaggregate, sum, totality

Broader (hypernym)unit, whole

2. total (cognition) a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

Synonymsamount, sum

Broader (hypernym)quantity

Narrower (hyponym)grand total, subtotal

English verb: total

1. total (stative) add up in number or quantity

SamplesThe bills amounted to $2,000.
The bill came to $2,000.

Synonymsadd up, amount, come, number

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)average, average out, make, outnumber, work out

2. total (communication) determine the sum of

SamplesAdd all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town.

Synonymsadd, add together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, tote up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)count, enumerate, number, numerate

Verb groupadd, add together

3. total (change) damage beyond the point of repair

SamplesMy son totaled our new car.
The rock star totals his guitar at every concert.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)damage

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