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  • Total (noun)

    An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.

    "A total of £145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall."

  • Total (noun)

    Sum.

    "The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15."

  • Total (adjective)

    Entire; relating to the whole of something.

    "The total book is rubbish from start to finish."

    "The total number of votes cast is 3,270."

  • Total (adjective)

    (used as an intensifier) Complete; absolute.

    "He is a total failure."

  • Total (verb)

    To add up; to calculate the sum of.

    "When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure."

  • Total (verb)

    To equal a total of; to amount to.

    "That totals seven times so far."

  • Total (verb)

    to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)

    "Honey, I’m OK, but I’ve totaled the car."

  • Total (verb)

    To amount to; to add up to.

    "It totals nearly a pound."

  • Overall (adjective)

    All-encompassing, all around.

  • Overall (adverb)

    Generally; with everything considered.

  • Overall (noun)

    A garment worn over other clothing to protect it; a coverall or boiler suit. A garment, for manual labor or for casual wear, often made of a single piece of fabric, with long legs and a bib upper, supported from the shoulders with straps, and having several large pockets and loops for carrying tools.

  • Overall (noun)

    A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps.

Wiktionary
  • Total (adjective)

    comprising the whole number or amount

    "a total cost of £4,000"

  • Total (adjective)

    complete; absolute

    "a total stranger"

    "it is a matter of total indifference to me"

  • Total (noun)

    the whole number or amount of something

    "in total, 200 people were interviewed"

    "he scored a total of thirty-three points"

  • Total (verb)

    amount in number to

    "they were left with debts totalling £6,260"

  • Total (verb)

    add up the full number or amount of

    "the scores were totalled"

  • Total (verb)

    damage (something, typically a vehicle) beyond repair; wreck

    "he almost totalled the car"

  • Overall (adjective)

    taking everything into account

    "the governors and head have overall responsibility for managing the school"

    "the overall effect is impressive"

  • Overall (adverb)

    taken as a whole; in all

    "overall, 10,000 jobs will go"

  • Overall (noun)

    a loose-fitting coat or one-piece garment worn over ordinary clothes for protection against dirt or heavy wear

    "a pair of overalls"

    "men in grubby blue overalls"

  • Overall (noun)

    close-fitting trousers formerly worn as part of an army uniform, now only on ceremonial or formal occasions.

  • Overall (noun)

    dungarees.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Total (adjective)

    Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute; as, a total departure from the evidence; a total loss.

  • Total (noun)

    The whole; the whole sum or amount; as, these sums added make the grand total of five millions.

  • Total

    To bring to a total; also, to reach as a total; to amount to.

  • Total

    to determine the total of (a set of numbers); to add; - often used with up; as, to total up the bill.

  • Total

    To damage beyond repair; - used especially of vehicles damaged in an accident; as, he skid on an ice patch and totaled his Mercedes against a tree. From total loss.

  • Overall (adverb)

    Everywhere.

Webster Dictionary
  • Total (noun)

    the whole amount

  • Total (noun)

    a quantity obtained by addition

  • Total (verb)

    add up in number or quantity;

    "The bills amounted to $2,000"

    "The bill came to $2,000"

  • Total (verb)

    determine the sum of;

    "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"

  • Total (adjective)

    constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;

    "an entire town devastated by an earthquake"

    "gave full attention"

    "a total failure"

  • Total (adjective)

    including everything;

    "the overall cost"

    "the total amount owed"

  • Total (adjective)

    without conditions or limitations;

    "a total ban"

  • Total (adjective)

    complete in extent or degree and in every particular;

    "a full game"

    "a total eclipse"

    "a total disaster"

  • Overall (noun)

    work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)

  • Overall (noun)

    a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work

  • Overall (adjective)

    involving only main features;

    "the overall pattern of his life"

  • Overall (adjective)

    including everything;

    "the overall cost"

    "the total amount owed"

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