or sum·up

[ suhm-uhp ]
/ ˈsʌmˌʌp /


the act or result of summing up; summary.

Nearby words

  1. sum,
  2. sum and substance,
  3. sum total,
  4. sum up,
  5. sum-,
  6. sumac,
  7. sumach,
  8. sumatra,
  9. sumatra camphor,
  10. sumatran

Origin of sum-up

First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase sum up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sum-up

  • No and yes, is not that the sum-up of all religious, political, or literary dissertations?

    The Magic Skin|Honore de Balzac
  • In her absence, Mrs. Bindle proceeded to sum-up her character from the evidence that her home contained.

    Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins