total

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total is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
total

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
total

Plural
totals

  1. (countable) A total is the final amount of something. It is a term used in math.

Verb[change]

Plain form
total

Third-person singular
totals

Past tense
totaled

Past participle
totaled

Present participle
totaling

Plain form
total

Third-person singular
totals

Past tense
totalled

Past participle
totalled

Present participle
totalling

  1. (transitive) If you total something, you add them up.
  2. (intransitive) If something totals something, it adds up to that; it amounts to.
    The total of your purchase comes to $53.
  3. (transitive) (slang) (US) If you total something, you destroy it; you wreck it.

Adjective[change]

Positive
total

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something is total, it is complete; it is finished.
    He is a total failure
  2. If something is total, it is entire.
    The total book was very bad.