altogether


1al·to·geth·er

adverb \ˌl-tə-ˈge-thər\

: completely and fully

: with everything added together : when everything is added up

: in a general way : when everything is considered

Full Definition of ALTOGETHER

1
:  wholly, completely <an altogether different problem> <stopped raining altogether>
2
:  in all :  all told <spent a hundred dollars altogether>
3
:  on the whole <altogether their efforts were successful>

Examples of ALTOGETHER

  1. They had an altogether new idea.
  2. If we don't do something now, the forests may disappear altogether.
  3. It's best to avoid the situation altogether.
  4. Altogether, their efforts were successful.

Origin of ALTOGETHER

Middle English altogedere, from al all + togedere together
First Known Use: 13th century

2altogether

noun

Definition of ALTOGETHER

:  nude —used with the <posed in the altogether>

Examples of ALTOGETHER

  1. <had never posed in the altogether for a photographer before>

First Known Use of ALTOGETHER

1893

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