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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.
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 whole number or amount of something Last week only 45 people in total came to see the exhibit.
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.