## "sums" 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"

### 5. sum, total, totality, aggregate

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"

## "sums" 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"

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