wholly; entirely; completely; quite:
with all or everything included:
The debt amounted altogether to twenty dollars.
with everything considered; on the whole:
Altogether, I’m glad it’s over.
in the altogether, Informal. nude:
When the phone rang she had just stepped out of the bathtub and was in the altogether.
altogether, it had taken two years from first big push to last.
What It Was Like to Watch the Beatles Become the Beatles—Nik Cohn Remembers Nik Cohn February 8, 2014
altogether, more than 5,000 energy-related companies call Houston home.
Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay Joel Kotkin October 4, 2014
But as funny as some of these episodes are, they ultimately feel like something imported from an altogether different novel.
Great Weekend Reads The Daily Beast February 11, 2011
The rivalry between them has grown so bitter, that Abbas stopped traveling to Gaza altogether.
Palestinian Peace Deal Explained: 5 Key Points Dan Ephron April 27, 2011
After initially modifying the story, the MailOnline later scrubbed it altogether.
Hollywood vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney and Angelina Jolie Take On The UK’s Leanest, Meanest Gossip Machine Lizzie Crocker, Lloyd Grove July 11, 2014
All this is perfectly just, but it is also altogether beside the question.
Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics William Thomas Thornton
The natives met with were friendly, but to us altogether unintelligible.
Explorations in Australia John Forrest
We gave her a good run, although it was not altogether in the sun.
A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
Perhaps the quiet of his boy had not been altogether the quiet of cowardice.
Way of the Lawless Max Brand
Not altogether; one will be pleasant to you, the other, perhaps, a little painful.
The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
with everything included: altogether he owed me sixty pounds
completely; utterly; totally: he was altogether mad
on the whole: altogether it was a very good party
(informal) in the altogether, naked
early 13c., altogedere, a strengthened form of all (also see together); used in the sense of “a whole” from 1660s. The altogether “nude” is from 1894.
a performer on the saxophone. noun a person who plays the alto saxophone
a city in SW Illinois. a male given name. Contemporary Examples It only takes one glance of Alton’s Ebola Survival Handbook to recognize the real threat: him. The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola Abby Haglage November 19, 2014 In this “news” segment, Megyn Kelly discussed Alton Nolan, the Oklahoma man who allegedly beheaded a woman […]
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noun a 19th-century Gothic Revival mansion with extensive gardens in NW central England, in Staffordshire: site of a large amusement park Historical Examples alton towers, a trifle further, illustrate in the finest manner what can be achieved by the skill of the landscape gardener. Country Rambles, and Manchester Walks and Wild Flowers Leo H. Grindon
a metropolitan district of Hamburg, Germany: formerly an independent city. Historical Examples Another city adjoins it called Altona, the park of which and the environs are the favourite Sunday lounge of the Hamburgers. Letters of George Borrow George Borrow In 1819, Gauss measured a degree of latitude between Gottingen and Altona. Heroes of the Telegraph […]