Definitions of sum

  1. determine the sum of; " Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
  2. the whole amount
  3. a quantity obtained by addition
  4. a quantity of money; " he borrowed a large sum"; " the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
  5. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; " the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; " the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; " the nub of the story"
  6. a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; " let C be the union of the sets A and B"
  7. the final aggregate; " the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"
  8. the basic unit of money in Uzbekistan
  9. The aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars; the amount or whole of any number of individuals or particulars added together; as, the sum of 5 and 7 is 12.
  10. A quantity of money or currency; any amount, indefinitely; as, a sum of money; a small sum, or a large sum.
  11. The principal points or thoughts when viewed together; the amount; the substance; compendium; as, this is the sum of all the evidence in the case; this is the sum and substance of his objections.
  12. A problem to be solved, or an example to be wrought out.
  13. To bring together into one whole; to collect into one amount; to cast up, as a column of figures; to ascertain the totality of; -- usually with up.
  14. To bring or collect into a small compass; to comprise in a few words; to condense; -- usually with up.
  15. To have ( the feathers) full grown; to furnish with complete, or full- grown, plumage.
  16. The whole.
  17. The total of two or more things; a quantity, as of money; the whole; all; utmost degree; highest point; as, the sum of happiness; in arithmetic, a problem.
  18. To add into one amount; condense into few words: usually with up; as, to sum up a case.
  19. Summed.
  20. Summing.
  21. To make a brief restatement of all the facts: usually with up.
  22. Abbreviation of L. suma, take, or sumendus, sumendum, to be taken, a direction in the signature of a prescription.
  23. The amount of two or more things taken together: the whole of anything: a quantity of money: a problem in arithmetic: chief points: substance or result of reasoning: summary: height: completion.
  24. To collect into one amount or whole: to count: to bring into a few words:- pr. p. summing; pa. t and pa. p. summed.
  25. The whole of anything; amount of quantities taken together; quantity of money; problem in arithmetic.
  26. To collect into a total; present in brief, or as a result.
  27. A portion.
  28. Not definitely known.
  29. Part, but not all.
  30. Certain individuals not designated.
  31. In an approximate degree; about.
  32. Forming adjectives denoting a considerable degree of the quality expressed; as, darksome, quarrelsome.
  33. To recapitulate briefly: with up.
  34. To add into one total.
  35. The result obtained by addition.
  36. Any indefinite amount.
  37. A problem in arithmetic.
  38. The aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities or particulars; arithmetical calculation; a quantity of money or currency; amount; summary; substance; height; completion.
  39. To add into one whole; to bring into a small compass or comprise in a few words.
  40. That which two or more numbers, quantities, or particulars form when added or placed together; the amount or whole of anything; the total; a quantity of money; the substance; an abridgment; height.
  41. To collect or add into one whole, as particulars or several numbers; to bring into a small compass; to compute; to condense.

Usage examples for sum

  1. To sum it all up, if he gets a week's start of us, we shall never set eyes on him again." – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  2. It appears that Herr Schwartzmuller had examined the frescoes no longer than six months before in the interests of a New York gentleman to whom Count Hohendahl had tried to sell them for a lump sum. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. Any sum you like. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  4. Twenty- five thousand pounds is a very serious sum of money. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  5. It was a great sum. – Santa Claus's Partner by Thomas Nelson Page
  6. It was an enormous sum for poverty- stricken officers like us- more than two months' pay! – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée
  7. We ain't going to harm you; we wouldn't for no sum of money. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  8. Cecile felt that it was a very little sum to take them to France, but there was no help for it. – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  9. I believe I ought to have offered a definite sum, ' she went on, half to herself. – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  10. The gentleman paid three young men who had driven up in it a good sum to get it for himself, he explained, and they are walking down. – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  11. You live, at this moment, at the rate of six times the sum. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  12. You owe me a small sum- but that does not matter in the least. – Seven Icelandic Short Stories by Various
  13. The most of them were trying, and the sum was " rolling up," the treasurer said. – A Missionary Twig by Emma L. Burnett
  14. " In other words," remarked Deane, " I am to buy your silence as to these matters upon which you have spoken, for the sum of one hundred thousand pounds?" – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  15. He had even left him a wicked sum in a will made since he came of age. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  16. A round sum of money would not have filled this fieldworker's mind with such content. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  17. The sum is something over that. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  18. I knew that you wanted that sum, and I brought it down to dinner with me. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare