(comparative more total, superlative most total)
- 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.
- used as an intensifier Complete; absolute.
- He is a total failure.
(third-person singular simple present totals, present participle totalling in British English, totaling in American English, simple past and past participle totalled in British English, totaled in American English)
- To add up; to calculate the sum of.
- When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.
- To equal a total of; to amount to.
- That totals seven times so far.
- (US, slang) to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)
- Honey, I'm OK, but I've totaled the car.
- (intransitive) To amount to; to add up to.
- It totals nearly a pound.
From Middle English total, from Medieval Latin tÅtÄlis, from tÅtus (“all, whole, entire"), of unknown origin. Perhaps related to Oscan ðŒ•ðŒðŒ–ðŒ•ðŒ (touto, “community, city-state"), Umbrian ðŒ•ðŒðŒ•ðŒ€ðŒŒ (totam, “tribe", acc.), Old English Ã¾Ä“od (“a nation, people, tribe"), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtÃ©hâ‚‚ (“people"). More at thede, Dutch.