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altogether n : informal terms for nakedness; "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit" [syn: raw, birthday suit] adv
1 to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea" [syn: wholly, entirely, completely, totally, all, whole] [ant: partially]
2 with everything included or counted; "altogether he earns close to a million dollars" [syn: all told, in all]
3 with everything considered (and neglecting details); "altogether, I'm sorry it happened"; "all in all, it's not so bad" [syn: all in all, on the whole, tout ensemble]

User Contributed Dictionary



altogedere; al all + togedere together. See Together.


  • /ɔːl.tʊˈgɛð.ə(ɹ)/|/ɔː.tʊuˈgɛð.ə(ɹ)/ /O:l.tU"gED.@(r)/|/O:l.tu:"gED.@(r)/ a UK
  • /ɔl.tuˈgɛθ.ɚ/ a WEAE
  • Rhymes: -ɛðə(r)


  1. Without exception; wholly; completely.
    • Your advice will be altogether invaluable to me. —Doyle
  2. On the whole; with everything considered.
    Altogether, I'm sorry it happened.


Without exception; wholly; completely
On the whole; everything considered
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Derived terms

Extensive Definition

The Altogether is Orbital's sixth studio album and was released in 2001.

Track listing

UK edition

  1. "Tension" – 5:53
  2. "Funny Break [One Is Enough]" – 4:55
  3. "Oi!" – 5:04
  4. "Pay Per View" – 5:11
  5. "Tootled" – 4:51
  6. "Last Thing" – 5:12
  7. "Doctor?" – 5:30
  8. "Shadows" – 5:48
  9. "Waving Not Drowning" – 4:31
  10. "Illuminate" (featuring David Gray) – 5:27
  11. "Meltdown" – 10:18

US edition

For the US release, the album was given a double-disc treatment, with many of the songs on the second disc being B-sides from various other releases. Despite being initially billed as a limited-edition release , this version remains the standard US release.
Disc 1
  1. "Tension" – 5:53
  2. "Funny Break [One Is Enough]" – 4:55
  3. "Oi!" – 5:04
  4. "Pay Per View" – 5:11
  5. "Tootled" – 4:51
  6. "Last Thing" – 5:12
  7. "Doctor?" – 5:30
  8. "Shadows" – 5:48
  9. "Waving Not Drowning" – 4:31
  10. "Illuminate" – 5:27
  11. "Meltdown" – 10.18
Disc 2
  1. "Bigpipe Style" – 5:16
  2. "Monorail" – 6:18
  3. "Much Ado About Nothing Left" – 5:13
  4. "An Fhomhair" – 6:59
  5. "Doctor Look Out" – 5:13
  6. "Beelzebeat" – 8:26
  7. "Nothing Left Out" – 6:04
  8. "Old Style" – 5:55
  9. "Funny Break (Weekend Ravers Mix)" – 8:28
  10. "Mock Tudor" – 7:38
  11. "New Style" – 4:56

DVD Version

Because the "Strongroom" (Orbital's London studio run by the unofficial "third member", their producer Mickey Mann) had capabilities for mixing surround audio they decided to make a DVD release of The Altogether. The DVD is very rich in content and has an extensive navigation that invites the viewer to explore and try out various things to find hidden features, for example in the Video to "Shadows" there are different angles available. The DVD features some fake funny commercials and an imaginary children's programme called "Play Factory" (also the video for "Waving Not Drowning"), is featured very prominently.
It features excellently mixed audio in stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. The three hidden bonus tracks "Meltdown", "Doctor?" and "Monorail" (not mentioned on the cover) are Dolby Digital 5.1 only.
  1. "Tension" – 6:19
  2. "Funny Break [One Is Enough]" – 3:57
  3. "Oi!" – 5:04
  4. "Pay Per View" – 5:09
  5. "Tootled" – 4:50
  6. "Last Thing" – 5:12
  7. "Shadows" (multiple angles) – 6:01
  8. "Waving Not Drowning" – 4:30
  9. "Illuminate" (featuring David Gray) – 5:27
Bonus tracks:
  1. "Doctor?" (multiple angles) – 5:32
  2. "Meltdown" (extended) – 22:00
  3. "Monorail" (multiple angles) - 6:37


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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