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altogether

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adverb al·to·geth·er \ˌȯl-tə-ˈge-thər\

Definition of altogether

  1. 1 :  wholly, completely an altogether different problem stopped raining altogether

  2. 2 :  in all :  all told spent a hundred dollars altogether

  3. 3 :  on the whole Altogether their efforts were successful.

Examples of altogether in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of altogether

Middle English altogedere, from al all + togedere together


First Known Use: before 12th century


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altogether

noun al·to·geth·er

Definition of altogether

informal

  1. :  nude —used with the posed in the altogether

Examples of altogether in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of altogether

see 1altogether


First Known Use: 1893



ALTOGETHER Defined for English Language Learners

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altogether

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adverb al·to·geth·er \ˌȯl-tə-ˈge-thər\

Definition of altogether for English Language Learners

  • : completely and fully

  • : with everything added together : when everything is added up

  • : in a general way : when everything is considered


ALTOGETHER Defined for Kids

altogether

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adverb al·to·geth·er \ˌȯl-tə-ˈge-thər\

Definition of altogether for Students

  1. 1 :  completely I'm not altogether sure.

  2. 2 :  with everything taken into consideration Altogether our school is one of the best.

  3. 3 :  when everything is added together How much rain will we get altogether?



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