[ UK /tˈə‍ʊtə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈtoʊtəɫ/ ]
  1. determine the sum of
    Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town
  2. damage beyond the point of repair
    the rock star totals his guitar at every concert
    My son totaled our new car
  3. add up in number or quantity
    The bills amounted to $2,000
    The bill came to $2,000
  1. the whole amount
  2. a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
  1. complete in extent or degree and in every particular
    a full game
    a total eclipse
    a total disaster
  2. constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
    gave full attention
    a total failure
    an entire town devastated by an earthquake
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How To Use total In A Sentence

  • The magnificent 18 th-century mansion is set in private landscaped grounds at the edge of the town, opposite the golf links and West Sands but totally screened by trees, woods and 18-foot high lodge gates.
  • I was totally expecting you to say that you read a section looking for the miscut part and got yourself hideously freaked out for the bike ride home. Cooperative Blog » Blog Archive » Stephen King
  • A good few fish remained in the fishery, and the total catch for the week was 14.
  • Patients received a conditioning regimen that consisted of total body irradiation (1375 cGy in 11 fractions) with partial lung shielding, thiotepa (10 mg/kg), cyclophosphamide (120 mg/kg), and rabbit antithymocyte globulin (1.5 mg/kg). EurekAlert! - Breaking News
  • Coco Stylewood baby lounger, which is quite fitting, because your pet is totally your baby as well. bostonkayla on 2008-09-24 15: 46: 19 view bostonkayla's Apartment Therapy Main
  • Its total destruction is not a moral imperative for the human race. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was foreseen by us that the velodrome would be totally enclosed.
  • And it was fine for all the media celebs to go to a ball game but it was a total disaster for Kerry to do so.
  • The sides would be totally white without the dye job. Times, Sunday Times
  • The total includes the cost of barristers and MoD lawyers. The Sun
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