1. wholly; entirely; completely; quite: altogether fitting.
  2. with all or everything included: The debt amounted altogether to twenty dollars.
  3. with everything considered; on the whole: Altogether, I’m glad it’s over.
  1. in the altogether, Informal. nude: When the phone rang she had just stepped out of the bathtub and was in the altogether.


  1. with everything includedaltogether he owed me sixty pounds
  2. completely; utterly; totallyhe was altogether mad
  3. on the wholealtogether it was a very good party


  1. in the altogether informal 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.

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