Definitions for amountəˈmaʊnt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word amount
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the sum total of two or more quantities or sums.
a great amount of resistance.
the full effect, value, or significance.
(v.i.)to total; add (usu. fol. by to):
The bill amounts to $300.
to be equal in value, effect, or extent (usu. followed by to):
All those fine words amount to nothing.
to develop; attain (usu. fol. by to):
With his intelligence, he should amount to something one day.
* Usage: The traditional distinction between amount and number is that amount is used with mass or uncountable nouns (the amount of paperwork; the amount of energy) and number with countable nouns (a number of songs; a number of days). Although objected to, the use of amount instead of number with countable nouns occurs in both speech and writing, esp. when the noun can be considered as a unit or group (the amount of people present; the amount of weapons) or when it refers to money (the amount of dollars paid; the amount of pennies in the till).
Origin of amount:
1250–1300; < OF amonter lit., to go up, prob. a-a -5+monter (see mount1)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the quantity of sth
a small amount of paint; the amount of money needed
to add up to
unpaid taxes amounting to $2,860
to be the same as
police interrogations that amount to torture
to be unsuccessful, useless
He; ’ll never amount to anything.
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
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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
Translations for amount
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to add up to
The bill amounted to $15.
- somarPortuguese (BR)
- činit, obnášetCzech
- sich belaufen (auf)German
- beløbe sig til; komme påDanish
- ανέρχομαι (σε)Greek
- ascender aSpanish
- بالغ شدن بر؛ رسیدن بهFarsi
- nousta summaanFinnish
- se monteràFrench
- לְהִסתַכֶּם ב-Hebrew
- vera samtalsIcelandic
- ammontare aItalian
- 총계가...에 달하다Korean
- sasniegt (summu); dot iznākumāLatvian
- beløpe seg til, komme påNorwegian
- opiewać na, wynosićPolish
- بالغ شدن بر؛ رسیدن بهPersian
- رسیدل ، بالغ کیدلPashto
- a se ridica laRomanian
- доходить доRussian
- robiť, byťSlovak
- uppgå tillSwedish
- 合計Chinese (Trad.)
- становити; дорівнюватиUkrainian
- lên tớiVietnamese
- 合计Chinese (Simp.)
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