What does the word total mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The whole sum or amount.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Totally.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Being a total; complete.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Totality.

Usage examples for total

  1. The total effect of your proceeding has been to give the alarm everywhere and yet to discover nothing. – The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. But the storm, which left the house in total darkness during the night had also interfered with telephone service. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  3. At Ypsilanti our business, as usual, was a total failure. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
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