Synonyms of sum


1. sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money, assets

usage: a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

2. sum, amount, total, quantity

usage: a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

3. sum, summation, sum total, collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage

usage: the final aggregate; "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"

4. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty, content, cognitive content, mental object

usage: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

5. sum, total, totality, aggregate, whole, unit

usage: the whole amount

6. union, sum, join, set

usage: a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; "let C be the union of the sets A and B"


1. summarize, summarise, sum, sum up, state, say, tell

usage: be a summary of; "The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper"

2. total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up, count, number, enumerate, numerate

usage: determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"

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Definition and meaning of sum (Dictionary)