1. All together; conjointly. [Obs.]
Altogether they went at once. --Chaucer.
2. Without exception; wholly; completely.
Every man at his best state is altogether vanity. --Ps. xxxix. 5.
n : informal terms for nakedness; "in the raw"; "in the
altogether"; "in his birthday suit" [syn: raw, birthday
adv 1: 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" [syn: wholly, entirely,
completely, totally, all, whole] [ant: partially]
2: with everything included or counted; "altogether he earns
close to a million dollars" [syn: all told, in all]
3: with everything considered (and neglecting details);
"altogether, I'm sorry it happened"; "all in all, it's not
so bad" [syn: all in all, on the whole, tout ensemble]