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The final amount after adding several different numbers or sums. After everything was accounted for, the cost of remodeling the kitchen came to a grand total of $4,500.
As a sum; taken together. In total, there have been 15 road deaths in the state so far this year. We're anticipating about 175 guests in total.
Everything taken together; the entirety. Your thesis should be the sum total of everything you learned and researched throughout the year. If this is the sum total of your efforts, then we may need to seriously reevaluate your place in this business.
To tally or add up some numbers, especially in relation to the cost of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "total" and "up." Total up the various expenses you have during your trip and submit a request for reimbursement from payroll. I nearly fainted when the waiter totaled up the bill and told us we owed over $300 for the meal. Let's just total it all up and divide the cost equally between everyone here.
Someone with whom one has absolutely no previous association. My mom and dad didn't come to see our son until he was nearly three years old, so, to him, they were total strangers! She thought it was terribly funny to go up to total strangers and begin conversations with them as if they had been lifelong friends.
Someone with whom one has absolutely no previous association. My mom and dad didn't come to see our son until he was nearly three years old, so, to him, they were perfect strangers! She thought it was terribly funny to go up to perfect strangers and begin conversations with them as if they had been lifelong friends.
perfect strangerand total stranger
Fig. a person who is completely unknown [to oneself]. I was stopped on the street by a perfect stranger who wanted to know my name. If a total stranger asked me such a personal question, I am sure I would not answer!
total something up
to add up the total of something. Please total the bill up and let me see the cost. Total up the bill and give it to me.
The entirety, everything, as in I spent all day in the kitchen and the sum total of my efforts is this cake. [Mid-1600s]
To calculate something, especially by addition: At the end of the game, the judge totaled the points up and declared the winner. We totaled up all the items in our shopping cart to make sure we had enough money.
1. mod. wrecked; damaged beyond repair. (From totally wrecked.) The car was totaled. There was nothing that could be saved.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Tom was too totaled to talk.
All together; entirely.