An amount obtained by addition; a sum. A whole quantity; an entirety. Of, relating to, or constituting the whole; entire. See Synonyms at whole. Complete; utter; absolute: total concentration; a total effort; a total fool. To determine the total of; add up. To equal a total of; amount to. To wreck completely; demolish: survived the crash but totaled the car. To add up; amount: It totals to three dollars.