total Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "total" - English Dictionary

See all translations

totalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtəʊ.təl/  us   /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/
B1 the amount you get when several smaller amounts are added together: At that time of day, cars with only one occupant accounted for almost 80 percent of the total. A total of 21 horses were entered for the race. We made £700 in total, over three days of trading.
More examples

totaladjective

uk   /ˈtəʊ.təl/  us   /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/

total adjective (AMOUNT)

B1 [before noun] including everything: the total cost Total losses were $800.
More examples

total adjective (VERY GREAT)

B2 very great or of the largest degree possible: total secrecy a total disregard for their feelings total silence The organization of the event was a total shambles (= very bad). The collapse, when it came, was total.
More examples

totalverb [L only + noun, T]

uk   /ˈtəʊ.təl/  us   /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
C1 to have as a complete amount, or to calculate this: This is the eighth volume in the series, which totals 21 volumes in all. We totalled (up) the money we had each earned, and then shared it equally among the three of us.
More examples
Translations of “total”
in Arabic إجْمالي, كامِل, كُلّي…
in Korean 총, 전체의…
in Malaysian jumlah…
in French total, complet…
in Turkish toplam, tam, tamam…
in Italian totale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 總額, 總數…
in Russian суммарный, абсолютный, полный…
in Polish całkowity, zupełny…
in Vietnamese tổng số…
in Spanish total…
in Portuguese total…
in Thai โดยสมบูรณ์…
in German Gesamt-…, völlig…
in Catalan total, global, absolut…
in Japanese 全部の, 合計の, まったくの…
in Indonesian keseluruhan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 总额, 总数…
(Definition of total from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of total?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “total” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
truth

the quality of being true

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More