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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: 13th century


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altogether

noun al·to·geth·er

Definition of altogether

  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>

1893

First Known Use of altogether

1893



ALTOGETHER Defined for English Language Learners

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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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