total

total
I UK [ˈtəʊt(ə)l] / US [ˈtoʊt(ə)l] adjective [only before noun] ***
1) with all the numbers or things added together

The total cost of the project came to about £700,000.

The total number of votes was over one million.

Recent immigrants make up less than 3% of the total population.

2) complete: used for emphasizing something

Why would you let a total stranger into the house?

They sat in almost total silence the whole evening.

The event was a total success.

The oil companies had shown a total disregard for public opinion.


II UK [ˈtəʊt(ə)l] / US [ˈtoʊt(ə)l] noun [countable]
Word forms "total":
singular total plural totals
***
the amount that you get when you add several numbers or things together

The total for your books comes to £46.50.

Her score was higher than the combined totals of her closest opponents.

total of:

A total of 17 students signed up for the course.


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with total
▪  combined, cumulative, estimated, final, grand, overall, running
III UK [ˈtəʊt(ə)l] / US [ˈtoʊt(ə)l] verb [transitive]
Word forms "total":
present tense I/you/we/they total he/she/it totals present participle totalling past tense totalled past participle totalled
*
1)
a) to be a particular total as a result of all the numbers of things being added together

Her earnings from tournaments now total over £5 million.

Sales totalled about £10 million for the year.

The company had taken out loans totalling £60 million.

b) total or total up to add several numbers or amounts together

At the end of the day, please total your receipts.

2) informal to completely destroy a vehicle

We weren't hurt in the accident, but the car was totalled.


English dictionary. 2014.

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