*n.**summe*,
*somme*, OF. *sume*, *some*, F. *somme*, L.
*summa*, fr. *summus* highest, a superlative from *sub*
under. See __Sub-__, and cf. __Supreme__.] **1.***sum* of 5 and 7 is
12.

Take ye thesumof all the congregation.

☞ *Sum* is now commonly applied to an aggregate of
numbers, and *number* to an aggregate of persons or things.

**2.***sum* of money; a small *sum*,
or a large *sum*.*sum* of forty pound."
*Chaucer.*

With a greatsumobtained I this freedom.

**3.***sum* of all the evidence in the case; this is the *sum*
and substance of his objections.

**4.**

Thus have I told thee all my state, and brought

My story to thesumof earthly bliss.

**5.***(Arith.)* *Macaulay.*

Asumin arithmetic wherein a flaw discovered at a particular point isipso factofatal to the whole.

A large sheet of paper . . . covered with longsums.

**Algebraic sum***arithmetical sum*, the aggregate of two or more numbers or
quantities taken with regard to their signs, as + or -, according to
the rules of addition in algebra; thus, the *algebraic sum* of -
2, 8, and -1 is 5.**In sum***In sum*, the gospel . . . prescribes every
virtue to our conduct, and forbids every sin." *Rogers.*

*v. t.**imp. & p.
p.*__Summed__ (?); *p. pr. & vb. n.*__Summing__.] [Cf. F. *sommer*, LL. *summare*.]
**1.***up*.

The mind doth value every moment, and then the hour doth rathersumup the moments, than divide the day.

**2.***up*.

"Go to the ant, thou sluggard," in few wordssumsup the moral of this fable.

Hesumstheir virtues in himself alone.

**3.***(Falconry)*

But feathered soon and fledge

Theysummedtheir pens [wings].

**Summing up**

**Syn.** -- To cast up; collect; comprise; condense; comprehend;
compute.