Definition of sum

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • sum is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 5
  • sum is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 5
  • sum is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of sum


  • determine the sum of (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. add
    2. add together
    3. add up
    4. sum up
    5. summate
    6. tally
    7. tot
    8. tot up
    9. total
    10. tote up
  • be a summary of (verb)

    Examples

    1. The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

    Synonyms

    1. sum up
    2. summarise
    3. summarize
  • the final aggregate (noun)

    Examples

    1. the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered

    Synonyms

    1. sum total
    2. summation
  • a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. join
    2. union
  • the whole amount (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. aggregate
    2. total
    3. totality
  • a quantity of money (noun)

    Examples

    1. he borrowed a large sum

    Synonyms

    1. amount
    2. amount of money
    3. sum of money
  • a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. amount
    2. total
  • the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. center
    2. centre
    3. core
    4. essence
    5. gist
    6. heart
    7. heart and soul
    8. inwardness
    9. kernel
    10. marrow
    11. meat
    12. nitty-gritty
    13. nub
    14. pith
    15. substance

See definition of sum in Merriam Webster

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