Meaning of TOTAL in English

I. ˈtō-t ə l adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin totalis, from Latin totus whole, entire

Date: 14th century

1. : comprising or constituting a whole : entire

the total amount

2. : absolute , utter

a total failure

a total stranger

3. : involving a complete and unified effort especially to achieve a desired effect

total war

total theater

Synonyms: see whole

II. noun

Date: 1557

1. : a product of addition : sum

2. : an entire quantity : amount

III. adverb

Date: 1601

: totally

IV. transitive verb

( to·taled or to·talled ; to·tal·ing or to·tal·ling )

Date: 1716

1. : to add up : compute

2. : to amount to : number

3. : to make a total wreck of : demolish ; specifically : to damage so badly that the cost of repairs exceeds the market value of the vehicle

total ed the car

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.