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Altogether definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ALTOGETH'ER, adv. [all and together. See Together.]
Wholly; entirely; completely; without exception.
Every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Psalms 39.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: informal terms for nakedness; "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit" [syn: raw, altogether, birthday suit] adv
1: to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea" [syn: wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, altogether, whole] [ant: part, partially, partly]
2: with everything included or counted; "altogether he earns close to a million dollars" [syn: altogether, all told, in all]
3: with everything considered (and neglecting details); "altogether, I'm sorry it happened"; "all in all, it's not so bad" [syn: all in all, on the whole, altogether, tout ensemble]

Merriam Webster's

I. adverb Etymology: Middle English altogedere, from al all + togedere together Date: 13th century 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> II. noun Date: 1894 nude used with the <posed in the altogether>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. 1 totally, completely (you are altogether wrong). 2 on the whole (altogether it had been a good day). 3 in total (there are six bedrooms altogether). Usage: Note that all together is used to mean 'all at once' or 'all in one place', as in there are six bedrooms all together. Phrases and idioms: in the altogether colloq. naked. Etymology: ME f. ALL + TOGETHER

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Altogether Al`to*geth"er, adv. [OE. altogedere; al all + togedere together. See Together.] 1. All together; conjointly. [Obs.] Altogether they went at once. --Chaucer. 2. Without exception; wholly; completely. Every man at his best state is altogether vanity. --Ps. xxxix. 5.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. You use altogether to emphasize that something has stopped, been done, or finished completely. When Artie stopped calling altogether, Julie found a new man... His tour may have to be cancelled altogether... ADV: ADV after v [emphasis] 2. You use altogether in front of an adjective or adverb to emphasize a quality that someone or something has. The choice of language is altogether different... Today's celebrations have been altogether more sedate... ADV: ADV adj/adv [emphasis] 3. You use altogether to modify a negative statement and make it less forceful. We were not altogether sure that the comet would miss the Earth... ADV: with neg, ADV group 4. You can use altogether to introduce a summary of what you have been saying. Altogether, it was a delightful town garden, peaceful and secluded. ADV: ADV with cl 5. If several amounts add up to a particular amount altogether, that amount is their total. Britain has a dozen warships in the area, with a total of five thousand military personnel altogether... ADV: ADV with amount

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ol-too-geth'-er: Representing five Hebrew and three Greek originals, which variously signify

(1) "together"; i.e. all, e.g. `all men, high and low, weighed together in God's balance are lighter than vanity' (Ps 62:9); so also Ps 53:3; Jer 10:8.

(2) "all": so the Revised Version (British and American), Isa 10:8: "Are not my princes all of them kings?"

(3) "with one accord have broken the yoke"; so the Revised Version (British and American), Jer 5:5.

(4) "completely," "entirely," "fully": "so as not to destroy him altogether" (2Ch 12:12; compare Ge 18:21; Ex 11:1; Ps 39:5; Jer 30:11 the King James Version; compare the Revised Version (British and American)).

(5) "wholly": "altogether born in sins," Joh 9:34.

(6) In 1Co 5:10 the Revised Version (British and American) rendered "at all"; 1Co 9:10 "assuredly."

(7) A passage of classic difficulty to translators is Ac 26:29, where "altogether" in the Revised Version (British and American) is rendered "with much," Greek en megalo (en pollo). See ALMOST. Many of the instances where "altogether" occurs in the King James Version become "together" in the Revised Version (British and American). Used as an adjective in Ps 39:5 ("altogether vanity").

Dwight M. Pratt

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

ad. 1. Wholly, quite, completely, entirely, totally, utterly, thoroughly, throughout, fully, perfectly, in toto, out and out, to the full. 2. Conjointly, in the aggregate, in sum total, in a body, in a mass, en masse.

Moby Thesaurus

above, absolutely, across the board, additionally, again, all, all in all, all included, all put together, all things considered, all told, also, among other things, and all, and also, and so, as a body, as a rule, as a whole, as an approximation, as well, at large, au reste, bareness, beside, besides, beyond, birthday suit, bodily, broadly, broadly speaking, by and large, chiefly, collectively, commonly, completely, comprehensively, corporately, decollete, ecdysiast, else, en bloc, en masse, en plus, entirely, exactly, exhaustively, extra, farther, for lagniappe, fully, further, furthermore, generally, generally speaking, globally, gymnosophist, gymnosophy, hundred per cent, in a body, in addition, in all, in all respects, in bulk, in full, in full measure, in general, in its entirety, in the aggregate, in the gross, in the lump, in the main, in the mass, in toto, inclusively, inside out, integrally, inter alia, into the bargain, item, just, largely, likewise, mainly, more, moreover, mostly, nakedness, naturism, naturist, normally, not a stitch, nudism, nudist, nudity, on all counts, on balance, on the side, on the whole, on top of, one and all, ordinarily, outright, over, overall, perfectly, plumb, plus, predominantly, prevailingly, quite, right, roughly, roughly speaking, roundly, routinely, similarly, speaking generally, state of nature, stick, stripper, stripteaser, the altogether, the nude, the raw, then, therewith, thoroughly, to boot, to the hilt, too, toplessness, totally, tout a fait, tout ensemble, unconditionally, unreservedly, usually, utterly, wholly, yet

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