noun a quantity of money
amount of money; sum; sum of money.
- he borrowed a large sum
- the amount he had in cash was insufficient
noun the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
- an adequate amount of food for four people
noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
verb be tantamount or equivalent to
- Her action amounted to a rebellion
verb add up in number or quantity
total; come; number; add up.
- The bills amounted to $2,000
- The bill came to $2,000
verb develop into
come; add up.
- This idea will never amount to anything
- nothing came of his grandiose plans
A*mount" intransitive verb
to increase, advance, ascend, fr. amont
(equiv. to L. ad montem
to the mountain) upward, F. amont
up the river. See Mount
imperfect & past participle Amounted; present participle & verbal noun Amounting
- To go up; to ascend. Obs.
So up he rose, and thence amounted straight.
- To rise or reach by an accumulation of particular sums or quantities; to come (to) in the aggregate or whole; -- with to or unto.
- To rise, reach, or extend in effect, substance, or influence; to be equivalent; to come practically (to); as, the testimony amounts to very little.
A*mount" transitive verb
- To signify; to amount to. Obs.
- The sum total of two or more sums or quantities; the aggregate; the whole quantity; a totality; as, the amount of 7 and 9 is 16; the amount of a bill; the amount of this year's revenue.
- The effect, substance, value, significance, or result; the sum; as, the amount of the testimony is this.
The whole amount of that enormous fame.
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