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Altogether - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Altogether' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Altogether [ adv.]
- All together; conjointly.
- Without exception; wholly; completely.

Meaning of 'Altogether' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . altogether [ n]
Meaning (1):
- informal terms for nakedness
Example in sentence:
  • in his birthday suit;
  • in the altogether;
  • in the raw
2 . altogether [ r]
Meaning (2):
- to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
Example in sentence:
  • a totally new situation;
  • a whole new idea;
  • an altogether new approach;
  • entirely satisfied with the meal;
  • he fell right into the trap;
  • he was wholly convinced;
  • it was completely different from what we expected;
  • it was not altogether her fault;
  • she felt right at home;
  • the directions were all wrong;
  • was completely at fault
Meaning (3):
- with everything considered (and neglecting details)
Example in sentence:
  • all in all, it's not so bad;
  • altogether, I'm sorry it happened
Meaning (4):
- with everything included or counted
Example in sentence:
  • altogether he earns close to a million dollars