sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money(noun)
a quantity of money
"he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
"an adequate amount of food for four people"
measure, quantity, amount(noun)
how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
sum, amount, total(verb)
a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
be tantamount or equivalent to
"Her action amounted to a rebellion"
total, number, add up, come, amount(verb)
add up in number or quantity
"The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
come, add up, amount(verb)
"This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans"
The total, aggregate or sum of material. Not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items.
A quantity or volume.
To total or evaluate.
It amounts to three dollars and change.
To be the same as or equivalent to.
Origin: From amounten, from amounter, from amunt, amont, prop. prep. phr. a mont, from ad montem, from ad + montem, accusative of mons.
to go up; to ascend
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
to signify; to amount to
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
Origin: [OF. amonter to increase, advance, ascend, fr. amont (equiv. to L. ad montem to the mountain) upward, F. amont up the river. See Mount, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-mownt′, v.i. to mount or rise to: to result in: to come in meaning or substance to (with to).—n. the whole sum: the effect or result. [O. Fr. amonter, to ascend—L. ad, to, mont, mons, a mountain.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'amount' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #688
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'amount' in Written Corpus Frequency: #615
Rank popularity for the word 'amount' in Nouns Frequency: #223
Rank popularity for the word 'amount' in Verbs Frequency: #603
The numerical value of amount in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of amount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.
MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts.
The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect.
It burns a high amount of calories in a short amount of time, activates large muscle groups and is also good for training cardio endurance for marathoners and triathletes.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, Just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
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Translations for amount
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- възлизам на, сума, съставлявам, количество, сборBulgarian
- mål, mængde, antal, beløbe, løbe op, det samme, ensbetydende, sum, beløbDanish
- Betrag, Menge, Anzahl, beträgtGerman
- σύνολο, ποσότητα, ισοδυναμώ, ανέρχομαι, ποσόGreek
- monto, cantidadSpanish
- määrä, lukumääräFinnish
- montant, monter, correspondre, quantitéFrench
- suimScottish Gaelic
- összeg, mennyiségHungarian
- ammontare, quantitàItalian
- 量, 総量Japanese
- რაოდენობა, ოდენობა, ჯამიGeorgian
- көлөм, аздык-көптүк, сан, жыйынтык, суммаKyrgyz
- kiekis, sumaLithuanian
- daudzums, summaLatvian
- bedragen, bedrag, komen op, uitkomen op, hoeveelheid, saldoDutch
- ilość, wynieść, dawać, suma, być równoznacznym z, liczba, kwotaPolish
- quantidade, quantiaPortuguese
- valoare, cantitate, sumă, evalua, măsurăRomanian
- сумма, количествоRussian
- รวม, จำนวนรวมThai
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