- constituting or comprising the whole; entire; whole: the total expenditure.
- of or relating to the whole of something: the total effect of a play.
- complete in extent or degree; absolute; unqualified; utter: a total failure.
- involving all aspects, elements, participants, resources, etc.; unqualified; all-out: total war.
- the total amount; sum; aggregate: a total of $200.
- the whole; an entirety: the impressive total of Mozart's achievement.
- to bring to a total; add up.
- to reach a total of; amount to.
- Slang. to wreck or demolish completely: He totaled his new car in the accident.
- to amount (often followed by to).
Origin of total
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Examples from the Web for totaled
The “Harlem Shake” videos, meanwhile, have totaled over 175 million YouTube views and counting.Meet Baauer, the Man Behind the Harlem Shake
February 18, 2013
The no votes from Republicans totaled 151, while just 16 Democrats gave the Heisman.Congress’s Fiscal-Cliff Chaos: House Passes Last-Minute Deal
January 2, 2013
Her largest run of donations to the Democratic Party came in 2002 and totaled more than $262,000.Elizabeth Keadle: Al Gore’s New Flame
May 20, 2012
And there were checks for Hunter's Santa Barbara-based "spiritual adviser" that totaled close to $10,000.Cheri Young Tells the Edwards Jury of Her Ordeal
May 1, 2012
The charitable exemption would then save the rabbi all future property taxes which last year totaled $63,393.60.Michael Jackson's Rabbi is Running for Congress
March 17, 2012
At the end of the month, all of the columns should be totaled.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The girl's eyes glowed with happiness as she totaled the catch of the fishermen.El Diablo
These are then converted into their numerical equivalents, and totaled.
A reasonable time for their journeys would have totaled 2550 days.Our Railroads To-Morrow
Cattle was totaled at forty-four head and hogs at thirty-one.The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624
Charles E. Hatch
- the whole, esp regarded as the complete sum of a number of parts
- complete; absolutethe evening was a total failure; a total eclipse
- (prenominal) being or related to a totalthe total number of passengers
- (when intr, sometimes foll by to) to amountto total six pounds
- (tr) to add upto total a list of prices
- (tr) slang to kill or badly injure (someone)
- (tr) mainly US to damage (a vehicle) beyond repair
Word Origin and History for totaled
late 14c., from Old French total, from Medieval Latin totalis "entire, total" (as in summa totalis "sum total"), from Latin totus "all, whole, entire," of unknown origin. Total war is attested from 1937, in reference to a concept developed in Germany.
1550s, from total (adj.).
1716, from total (n.). Meaning "to destroy one's car" first recorded 1954. Related: Totaled; totaling.