Definitions for tantamountˈtæn təˌmaʊnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tan•ta•mountˈtæn təˌmaʊnt(adj.)

  1. equivalent, as in value, force, effect, or signification:

    an insult tantamount to a slap in the face.

Origin of tantamount:

1635–45; < AF tant amunter or It tanto montare to amount to as much

Princeton's WordNet

  1. equivalent, tantamount(p)(adj)

    being essentially equal to something

    "it was as good as gold"; "a wish that was equivalent to a command"; "his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt"


  1. tantamount(Noun)

    Something which has the same value or amount (as something else).

  2. tantamount(Verb)

    To amount to as much; to be equivalent.

  3. tantamount(Adjective)

    Equivalent in meaning or effect.

  4. Origin: From tant amunter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tantamount(adj)

    equivalent in value, signification, or effect

  2. Tantamount(verb)

    to be tantamount or equivalent; to amount

Translations for tantamount

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having the same effect as; equivalent to

His silence is tantamount to an admission of guilt.

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