Pronunciation: (tōt'l), [key]
—adj., n., v., -taled, -tal•ingor (esp. Brit.) -talled, -tal•ling.
1. constituting or comprising the whole; entire; whole: the total expenditure.
2. of or pertaining to the whole of something: the total effect of a play.
3. complete in extent or degree; absolute; unqualified; utter: a total failure.
4. involving all aspects, elements, participants, resources, etc.; unqualified; all-out: total war.
1. the total amount; sum; aggregate: a total of $200.
2. the whole; an entirety: the impressive total of Mozart's achievement.
1. to bring to a total; add up.
2. to reach a total of; amount to.
3. Slang. to wreck or demolish completely: He totaled his new car in the accident.
to amount (often fol. by to).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.