# Definition of sum

## "sum" in the noun sense

### 1. sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money

a quantity of money

"he borrowed a large sum"

"the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

### 2. sum, amount, total

a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

### 3. sum, summation, sum total

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

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"

the whole amount

### 6. union, sum, join

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"

## "sum" in the verb sense

### 1. summarize, summarise, sum, sum up

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

determine the sum of

"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"

Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)

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# Quotations for sum

Such is the short sum of our evils. [ Ovid ]

I wonder did you ever count
The value of one human fate;
Or sum the infinite amount
Of one heart's treasure, and the weight
Of life's one venture, and the whole
Concentrate purpose of a soul. [ Adelaide A. Procter ]

Thy sum of duty let two words contain
(O! May they graven in thy heart remain!)
Be humble and be just. [ Prior ]

Sum up at night what thou hast done by day;
And in the morning what thou hast to do. [ George Herbert ]

A small sum may serve for a small reckoning. [ Proverb ]

Since trifles make the sum of human things,
And half our misery from our foibles springs. [ Hannah More ]

The present is the living sum-total of the whole past. [ Carlyle ]

In saying aye or no, the very safety of our country and the sum of our well-being lies. [ L'Estrange ]

The last act of life is sometimes like the last number in a sum, ten times greater than all the rest. [ Collier ]

He is the greatest artist who has embodied in the sum of his works the greatest number of the greatest ideas. [ John Ruskin ]

Life, whether in this world or any other, is the sum of our attainment, our experience, our character. In what other world shall we be more surely than we are here? [ Chapin ]

A nation's character is the sum of its splendid deeds; they constitute one common patrimony, the nation's inheritance. They awe foreign powers; they arouse and animate our own people. [ Henry Clay ]

The petty cares, the minute anxieties, the infinite littles which go to make up the sum of human experience, like the invisible granules of powder, give the last and highest polish to a character. [ William Matthews ]

Nature has lent us life, as we do a sum of money; only no certain day is fixed for payment. What reason then to complain if she demands it at pleasure, since it was on this condition that we received it? [ Cicero ]

Women have the genius of charity. A man gives but his gold, a woman adds to it her sympathy. A small sum in the hands of a woman does more good than a hundred times as much in the hands of a man. Feminine charity renews every day the miracle of Christ feeding a multitude with a few loaves and fishes. [ E. Legouve ]

The misery of human life is made up of large masses, each separated from the other by certain intervals. One year the death of a child; years after, a failure in trade; after another longer or shorter interval, a daughter may have married unhappily; in all - but the singularly unfortunate, the integral parts that compose the sum-total of the unhappiness of a man's life are easily counted and distinctly remembered. [ Coleridge ]

# sum in Scrabble®

The word sum is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

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# sum in Words With Friends™

The word sum is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

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# Word Growth involving sum

## Shorter words in sum

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## Longer words containing sum

abomasum

alyssum alyssums

assumable unassumable

assumably

assume assumed assumedly unassumedly

assume assumed overassumed

assume assumed reassumed

assume assumed unassumed unassumedly

assume assumed underassumed

assume assumer assumers

assume assumes overassumes

assume assumes reassumes

assume assumes underassumes

assume overassume overassumed

assume overassume overassumes

assume reassume reassumed

assume reassume reassumes

assume underassume underassumed

assume underassume underassumes

assuming overassuming

assuming reassuming

assuming unassuming unassumingly

assuming unassuming unassumingness

assuming underassuming

cassumunar cassumunars

cefsumide

checksum checksummed

checksum checksumming

checksum checksums

consumable consumables

consume consumed overconsumed

consume consumed reconsumed preconsumed

consume consumed unconsumed

consume consumed underconsumed

consume consumer consumerism

consume consumer consumerist consumerists

consume consumer consumers preconsumers

consume consumer preconsumer preconsumers

consume consumes overconsumes

consume consumes reconsumes preconsumes

consume overconsume overconsumed

consume overconsume overconsumes

consume reconsume preconsume preconsumed

consume reconsume preconsume preconsumer preconsumers

consume reconsume preconsume preconsumes

consume reconsume reconsumed preconsumed

consume reconsume reconsumes preconsumes

consume underconsume underconsumed

consuming overconsuming

consuming reconsuming preconsuming

consuming selfconsuming

consuming timeconsuming

consuming underconsuming

consummative

cynoglossum cynoglossums

dorsum

geoglossum geoglossums

gypsum gypsums

helichrysum helichrysums

possum opossum opossums

possum possums opossums

resum presumably

resum presumptive overpresumptive overpresumptively

resum presumptive overpresumptive overpresumptiveness

resum presumptive presumptively overpresumptively

resum presumptuous overpresumptuous overpresumptuously

resum presumptuous overpresumptuous overpresumptuousness

resum presumptuous presumptuously overpresumptuously

resum presumptuous presumptuousness overpresumptuousness

resum presumptuous unpresumptuous

resum resumable presumable

resum resume presume presumed presumedly

resum resume presume presumes

resum resume resumed presumed presumedly

resum resume resumer resumers

resum resume resumes presumes

resum resuming presuming

resum resummation resummations

resum resummed

resum resumming

resum resummoned

resum resummoning

resum resummons

resum resumption presumption overpresumption

resum resumption presumption presumptions

resum resumption resumptions presumptions

resum resums

sargassum sargassumfish sargassumfishes

sargassum sargassums

satsuma satsumas

sumac sumach sumachs

sumac sumacs

summability

summable

summaries

summarily

summarise summarised

summarise summariser summarisers

summarise summarises

summarising

summarization summarizations

summarize summarized unsummarized

summarize summarizer summarizers

summarize summarizes

summarizing

summary

summate consummate consummated unconsummated

summate consummate consummately

summate consummate consummates

summate summated consummated unconsummated

summate summates consummates

summating consummating

summation consummation consummations

summation resummation resummations

summation summations consummations

summation summations resummations

summator consummator consummators

summator summators consummators

summed checksummed

summed resummed

summer midsummer midsummerish

summer midsummer midsummers

summer midsummer midsummery

summer summered

summer summerhouse summerhouses

summer summerier

summer summeriest

summer summering

summer summerized

summer summerizing

summer summerless

summer summerlike

summer summerly

summer summers midsummers

summer summers summersault summersaulted

summer summers summersault summersaulting

summer summers summersault summersaults

summer summertime summertimes

summer summery midsummery

summing checksumming

summing resumming

summing summings

summit summits

summon summonable

summon summoned resummoned

summon summoner summoners

summon summoning resummoning

summon summoning summonings

summon summons nonsummons

summon summons resummons

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summon summons summonses

summon summons summonsing

sumo sumos

sump assumption assumptions overassumptions

sump assumption assumptions reassumptions

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sump assumption reassumption reassumptions

sump assumptive assumptively

sump assumptive assumptiveness

sump consumption consumptions overconsumptions

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sump consumptive consumptively

sump consumptive consumptives

sump presumptive overpresumptive overpresumptively

sump presumptive overpresumptive overpresumptiveness

sump presumptive presumptively overpresumptively

sump resumption presumption overpresumption

sump resumption presumption presumptions

sump resumption resumptions presumptions

sump sumps

sump sumptuous presumptuous overpresumptuous overpresumptuously

sump sumptuous presumptuous overpresumptuous overpresumptuousness

sump sumptuous presumptuous presumptuously overpresumptuously

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sump sumptuous presumptuous unpresumptuous

sump sumptuous sumptuously presumptuously overpresumptuously

sump sumptuous sumptuousness presumptuousness overpresumptuousness

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sums checksums

sums cynoglossums

sums geoglossums

sums gypsums

sums helichrysums

sums possums opossums

sums resums

sums sargassums

sumtotal

transumbilical transumbilically

unsummarizable