Sum
Sum Sum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Summed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Summing}.] [Cf. F. sommer, LL. summare.] 1. To bring together into one whole; to collect into one amount; to cast up, as a column of figures; to ascertain the totality of; -- usually with up. [1913 Webster]

The mind doth value every moment, and then the hour doth rather sum up the moments, than divide the day. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring or collect into a small compass; to comprise in a few words; to condense; -- usually with up. [1913 Webster]

``Go to the ant, thou sluggard,'' in few words sums up the moral of this fable. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

He sums their virtues in himself alone. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. (Falconry) To have (the feathers) full grown; to furnish with complete, or full-grown, plumage. [1913 Webster]

But feathered soon and fledge They summed their pens [wings]. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Summing up}, a compendium or abridgment; a recapitulation; a r['e]sum['e]; a summary. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To cast up; collect; comprise; condense; comprehend; compute. [1913 Webster]


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