verb (used with object), to·taled, to·tal·ing or (especially British) to·talled, to·tal·ling.
verb (used without object), to·taled, to·tal·ing or (especially British) to·talled, to·tal·ling.
- total allergy syndrome,
- total aphasia,
- total bases,
- total body hypothermia,
- total communication
Origin of total
verb -tals, -talling or -talled or US -tals, -taling or -taled
Word Origin for total
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.