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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. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. the basic unit of money in Uzbekistan
  7. 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.
  8. A quantity of money or currency; any amount, indefinitely; as, a sum of money; a small sum, or a large sum.
  9. 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.
  10. A problem to be solved, or an example to be wrought out.
  11. 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.
  12. To bring or collect into a small compass; to comprise in a few words; to condense; -- usually with up.
  13. To have ( the feathers) full grown; to furnish with complete, or full- grown, plumage.
  14. 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.
  15. To add into one amount; condense into few words: usually with up; as, to sum up a case.
  16. Summed.
  17. Summing.
  18. To make a brief restatement of all the facts: usually with up.
  19. 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.
  20. To collect into one amount or whole: to count: to bring into a few words:- pr. p. summing; pa. t and pa. p. summed.
  21. The whole of anything; amount of quantities taken together; quantity of money; problem in arithmetic.
  22. To collect into a total; present in brief, or as a result.
  23. A portion.
  24. Not definitely known.
  25. Part, but not all.
  26. Certain individuals not designated.
  27. In an approximate degree; about.
  28. Forming adjectives denoting a considerable degree of the quality expressed; as, darksome, quarrelsome.
  29. To recapitulate briefly: with up.
  30. To add into one total.
  31. The result obtained by addition.
  32. Any indefinite amount.
  33. A problem in arithmetic.
  34. The aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities or particulars; arithmetical calculation; a quantity of money or currency; amount; summary; substance; height; completion.
  35. To add into one whole; to bring into a small compass or comprise in a few words.
  36. 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.
  37. To collect or add into one whole, as particulars or several numbers; to bring into a small compass; to compute; to condense.
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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
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