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al·to·geth·er

 (ôl′tə-gĕth′ər)
adv.
1. Entirely; completely; utterly: lost the TV picture altogether; an altogether new approach.
2. With all included or counted; all told: There were altogether 20 people at the dinner.
3. On the whole; with everything considered: Altogether, I'm sorry it happened.
n.
A state of nudity. Often used with the: in the altogether.

[Middle English al togeder : al, all; see all + togeder, together; see together.]
Usage Note: Altogether and all together do not mean the same thing. We use all together to indicate that the members of a group perform or undergo an action collectively: The nations stood all together. The prisoners were herded all together. All together is used only in sentences that can be rephrased so that all and together may be separated by other words: The books lay all together in a heap. All the books lay together in a heap.

altogether

(ˌɔːltəˈɡɛðə; ˈɔːltəˌɡɛðə)
adv
1. with everything included: altogether he owed me sixty pounds.
2. completely; utterly; totally: he was altogether mad.
3. on the whole: altogether it was a very good party.
n
in the altogether informal naked

al•to•geth•er

(ˌɔl təˈgɛð ər, ˈɔl təˌgɛð ər)

adv.
1. wholly; entirely; completely: an altogether fitting memorial.
2. with all or everything included: The debt amounted altogether to twenty dollars.
3. with everything considered; on the whole: Altogether, I'm glad it's over.
Idioms:
in the altogether, Informal. nude.
[1125–75; variant of Middle English altogeder. See all, together]
usage: The forms altogether and all together, though often indistinguishable in speech, are distinct in meaning. The adverb altogether means “wholly, entirely, completely”: an altogether confused report. The phrase all together means “in a group”: The children were all together in the kitchen.

altogether

1. 'altogether'

Altogether means 'completely'.

The noise had stopped altogether.
We need an altogether different plan.

You also use altogether to show that an amount is a total.

You will get £340 a week altogether.
2. 'all together'

Don't confuse altogether with all together. You use all together to say that a group of people or things are together or do something together, and that none of them is missing.

It had been so long since we were all together – at home, secure, sheltered.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.altogether - informal terms for nakednessaltogether - informal terms for nakedness; "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit"
nakedness, nudeness, nudity - the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
Adv.1.altogether - to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')altogether - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.altogether - with everything included or countedaltogether - with everything included or counted; "altogether he earns close to a million dollars"
3.altogether - with everything considered (and neglecting details); "altogether, I'm sorry it happened"; "all in all, it's not so bad"

altogether

adverb
1. absolutely, quite, completely, totally, perfectly, fully, thoroughly, wholly, utterly, downright, one hundred per cent (informal), undisputedly, lock, stock and barrel, al2gethr (S.M.S.) She wasn't altogether sorry to be leaving.
2. completely, all, fully, entirely, comprehensively, thoroughly, wholly, every inch, one hundred per cent (informal), in every respect, al2gethr (S.M.S.) The choice of language is altogether different.
completely relatively, somewhat, slightly, in part, halfway, partially, not fully, in some measure, incompletely, up to a certain point, to a certain degree or extent
3. on the whole, generally, mostly, in general, collectively, all things considered, on average, for the most part, all in all, on balance, in toto (Latin), as a whole, al2gethr (S.M.S.) Altogether, it was a delightful town garden.
4. in total, in all, all told, taken together, in sum, everything included, in toto (Latin), al2gethr (S.M.S.) Altogether seven inmates escaped.
Usage: The single-word form altogether should not be used as an alternative to all together because the meanings are very distinct. Altogether is an adverb meaning `absolutely' or, in a different sense, ` in total'. All together, however, means `all at the same time' or 'all in the same place'. The distinction can be seen in the following example: altog ether there were six or seven families sharing the flat's facilities means ` in total', while there were six or seven families all together in one flat, means `all crowded in together'.

altogether

adverb
Translations
بِالإجْمَالبِرُمَّتِهِكُلِّيَّا
celkemdohromadyúplně
fuldstændighelti alti det hele taget
kaikkiaan
sveukupno
meî öllu, gersamlegameî tilliti til alls
全く
완전히
apskritai kalbantiki galo
kopumāpilnīgivisumā
popolnoma
sammanlagt
ทั้งหมด
cả thảy

altogether

[ˌɔːltəˈgeðəʳ]
A. ADV
1. (= in all) → en total
altogether, he played in 40 matchesen total, participó en 40 partidos
how much is that altogether?¿cuánto es en total?
altogether it was rather unpleasanten general fue muy desagradable
2. (= entirely) [stop, disappear] → por completo, del todo; [different, impossible] → totalmente; [wonderful] → realmente
he abandoned his work altogetherdejó de trabajar por completo or del todo
she looked altogether lovelyestaba realmente encantadora
I'm not altogether happy with your workno estoy del todo satisfecho con tu trabajo
Asia was another matter altogetherlo de Asia era un tema totalmente diferente
"do you believe him?" - "not altogether"-¿le crees? -no del todo
it's altogether out of the questiones totalmente imposible
I'm not altogether sureno estoy del todo seguro, no estoy totalmente seguro
it's altogether too complicatedes realmente demasiado complicado
B. N
in the altogether (= naked) → en cueros

altogether

[ˌɔːltəˈgɛðər] adv
(= completely) → complètement (= really) → tout à fait
I'm not altogether happy with your work → Je ne suis pas tout à fait satisfait de votre travail.
That's not altogether true → Ce n'est pas tout à fait vrai.
altogether different → complètement différent(e), tout à fait différent(e)
altogether stronger → bien plus fort(e)
altogether better → bien mieux
(= in all) → en tout
How much is that altogether? → Ça fait combien en tout?
You owe me £20 altogether → Tu me dois vingt livres en tout.
There were 11 of us altogether → Nous étions onze en tout.
(= on the whole, all things considered) → tout compte fait
Altogether, we had a lovely time → Tout compte fait, nous avons passé un très bon moment.alto saxophone alto sax nsaxophone m alto

altogether

adv
(= including everything)im ganzen, insgesamt; taken altogether, or altogether it was very pleasantalles in allem war es sehr nett, es war im Ganzen sehr nett
(= wholly)vollkommen, ganz und gar; he wasn’t altogether wronger hatte nicht ganz unrecht; he wasn’t altogether pleased/surpriseder war nicht übermäßig or besonders zufrieden/überrascht; it was altogether a waste of timees war vollkommene Zeitverschwendung; that is another matter altogetherdas ist etwas ganz anderes
n in the altogether (hum inf)hüllenlos, im Adams-/Evaskostüm; the King is in the altogetherder König hat ja gar nichts an

altogether

[ˌɔːltəˈgɛðəʳ] adv
a. (in all) → in tutto, complessivamente; (on the whole) → tutto considerato, tutto sommato, nel complesso, nell'insieme
altogether it was rather unpleasant → tutto sommato or in complesso è stato piuttosto spiacevole
how much is that altogether? → quant'è in tutto?
b. (entirely) → del tutto, completamente
I'm not altogether sure → non sono del tutto or proprio sicuro

altogether

(oːltəˈgeðə) adverb
1. completely. I'm not altogether satisfied.
2. on the whole and considering everything. I'm wet, I'm tired and I'm cold. Altogether I'm not feeling very cheerful.

altogether

بِرُمَّتِهِ dohromady i alt insgesamt συνολικά en total kaikkiaan entièrement sveukupno completamente 全く 완전히 in totaal til sammen całkowicie no total, totalmente вместе sammanlagt ทั้งหมด hep birlikte cả thảy 完全地
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As for you, Amy," continued Meg, "you are altogether to particular and prim.
Perfectly still he lay and his body was old and not of much use any more, but something inside him was altogether young.
She might take a notion to come home unexpectedly, and, though she is a dear, good soul, she doesn't altogether approve of my going off on these wild trips with you, Tom Swift.
I had lost sight of her altogether, but Jim had found her again after long years, had renewed a friendship that meant a great deal to him, and out of his busy life had set apart time enough to enjoy that friendship.
Pontellier found altogether natural in a young fellow about to seek fortune and adventure in a strange, queer country.
The rest have disappeared, either from the regions in which their fathers dwelt, or altogether from the earth.
The lawyer himself is probably altogether beyond our reach.
There exists a monition of the Bishop of Durham against irregular churchmen of this class, who associated themselves with Border robbers, and desecrated the holiest offices of the priestly function, by celebrating them for the benefit of thieves, robbers, and murderers, amongst ruins and in caverns of the earth, without regard to canonical form, and with torn and dirty attire, and maimed rites, altogether improper for the occasion.
While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war-- seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation.
An entire consolidation of the States into one complete national sovereignty would imply an entire subordination of the parts; and whatever powers might remain in them, would be altogether dependent on the general will.
But I have confided my case to a strangely able man,-- a man who had known Moreau, and seemed half to credit my story; a mental specialist,--and he has helped me mightily, though I do not expect that the terror of that island will ever altogether leave me.
For this reason a prince ought to take care that he never lets anything slip from his lips that is not replete with the above-named five qualities, that he may appear to him who sees and hears him altogether merciful, faithful, humane, upright, and religious.