altogether

1 adverb
1 a word meaning completely or thoroughly that is used to emphasize what you are saying: It seems to have vanished altogether. | Eventually they chose an altogether different design. | How this is to be achieved is altogether a different matter. | not altogether: I'm not altogether sure if I'd want you as a wife! | He did not altogether understand.
2 used to make a final statement about several things you have just said: The hotel was nice; the weather was hot; the beaches were beautiful. Altogether I'd say it was a great vacation.
3 used when you are stating a total amount: There were five people altogether. | How much do I owe you altogether?
2 noun in the altogether BrE without any clothes on nude

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Altogether — Al to*geth er, adv. [OE. altogedere; al all + togedere together. See {Together}.] 1. All together; conjointly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Altogether they went at once. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Without exception; wholly; completely. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • altogether — n. 1. nakedness; used mostly in the phrase in the altogether . [informal] Syn: raw, buff, birthday suit [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • altogether — early 13c., altogedere, a strengthened form of ALL (Cf. all) (also see TOGETHER (Cf. together)); used in the sense of a whole from 1660s. The altogether nude is from 1894 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • altogether — index in toto, outright, radical (extreme), wholly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • altogether — al|to|geth|er1 W3S2 [ˌo:ltəˈgeðə US ˌo:ltəˈgeðər] adv [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: all everything, everyone + together] 1.) used to emphasize that something has been done completely or has finished completely ▪ an old custom that has vanished… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • altogether — al|to|geth|er1 [ ,ɔltə geðər ] adverb *** 1. ) used for emphasizing that something has stopped or ended completely: Many commuters have stopped using their cars altogether. These rare animals may soon disappear altogether. a ) used for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • altogether — I UK [ˌɔːltəˈɡeðə(r)] / US [ˌɔltəˈɡeðər] adverb *** Usage note: Do not confuse altogether with all together, which means everyone or everything together : Write down the numbers and add them all together. 1) completely a) used for emphasizing… …   English dictionary

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