Meaning of TOTAL in English

TOTAL

adj., n., & v.

--adj.

1. complete, comprising the whole (the total number of people).

2 absolute, unqualified (in total ignorance; total abstinence).

--n. a total number or amount.

--v. (totalled, totalling; US totaled, totaling)

1. tr. a amount in number to (they totalled 131). b find the total of (things, a set of figures, etc.).

2 intr. (foll. by to, up to) amount to, mount up to.

3 tr. US sl. wreck completely.

Phrases and idioms:

total abstinence abstaining completely from alcohol. total eclipse an eclipse in which the whole disc (of the sun, moon, etc.) is obscured. total internal reflection reflection without refraction of a light-ray meeting the interface between two media at more than a certain critical angle to the normal. total recall the ability to remember every detail of one's experience clearly. total war a war in which all available weapons and resources are employed.

Derivatives:

totally adv.

Etymology: ME f. OF f. med.L totalis f. totus entire

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.