What does the word aggregate mean?

Usage examples for aggregate

  1. Germany lost virtually all her African colonies and all her possessions in the Pacific Ocean, an aggregate of more than 1, 000, 000 square miles. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  2. Except at rare periods and for short times, poetry has never offered the slightest chance of livelihood to any considerable number of persons; and it is tolerably certain that if the aggregate number of poets since the foundation of the world had had nothing to live on but their aggregate gains as poets, starvation would have been the commonplace rule, instead of the dramatic exception, among the sons of Apollo. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  3. The two sums aggregate- what? – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009