The definition of total is something that is complete or whole.(adjective)
An example of total used as an adjective is the expression “total recall” where you remember everything.
Total is defined as the sum or final amount.(noun)
An example of a total is the final cost of dinner on a check.
Total means to add things up.(verb)
An example of total is for a cashier to ring up your purchase at the grocery store.
Total is to completely wreck something.(verb)
An example of total is to destroy your car in a car accident.
See total in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < MFr < ML totalis < L totus, all, whole < IE base *tēu-, to swell > thumb
See total in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, whole
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin tōtālis
Origin: , from Latin tōtus; see teutā- in Indo-European roots.
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