What does amount mean?

Definitions for amount
əˈmaʊntamount

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sum, sum of money, amount, amount of moneynoun

    a quantity of money

    "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

  2. amountnoun

    the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

    "an adequate amount of food for four people"

  3. measure, quantity, amountnoun

    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

  4. sum, amount, totalverb

    a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

  5. amountverb

    be tantamount or equivalent to

    "Her action amounted to a rebellion"

  6. total, number, add up, come, amountverb

    add up in number or quantity

    "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"

  7. come, add up, amountverb

    develop into

    "This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans"

Wiktionary

  1. amountnoun

    The total, aggregate or sum of material. Not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items.

    Etymology: From amounten, from amounter, from amunt, amont, prop. prep. phr. a mont, from ad montem, from ad + montem, accusative of mons.

  2. amountnoun

    A quantity or volume.

    Etymology: From amounten, from amounter, from amunt, amont, prop. prep. phr. a mont, from ad montem, from ad + montem, accusative of mons.

  3. amountverb

    To total or evaluate.

    It amounts to three dollars and change.

    Etymology: From amounten, from amounter, from amunt, amont, prop. prep. phr. a mont, from ad montem, from ad + montem, accusative of mons.

  4. amountverb

    To be the same as or equivalent to.

    Etymology: From amounten, from amounter, from amunt, amont, prop. prep. phr. a mont, from ad montem, from ad + montem, accusative of mons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amountnoun

    to go up; to ascend

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Amountnoun

    to rise or reach by an accumulation of particular sums or quantities; to come (to) in the aggregate or whole; -- with to or unto

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Amountnoun

    to rise, reach, or extend in effect, substance, or influence; to be equivalent; to come practically (to); as, the testimony amounts to very little

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Amountverb

    to signify; to amount to

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Amountnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Amountnoun

    the effect, substance, value, significance, or result; the sum; as, the amount of the testimony is this

    Etymology: [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

  1. Amount

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. amount

    A quantity of.

    The amount of people attending the wedding was accurately communicated to the hotel a few days before.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'amount' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #688

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'amount' in Written Corpus Frequency: #615

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'amount' in Nouns Frequency: #223

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'amount' in Verbs Frequency: #603

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  1. outman

  2. mantou

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amount in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of amount in a Sentence

  1. Victor Cousin:

    All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.

  2. Chairman Clive Newall:

    Already, we have identified how we can defer a significant amount out of our next year's Cobre Panama budget without affecting its construction schedule.

  3. Mai Tien Dung:

    Violations in the construction and testing operations of the plant are the causes for serious environment pollution killing a massive amount of fish, formosa has admitted responsibility for the fish deaths in four central provinces and committed to publicly apologize for causing severe environmental incidents.

  4. Jeff Ashton:

    Two years ago, I was curious about the Ashley Madison website, and I used my personal credit card to sign up for the site. I deeply regret my affiliation with the site, which has caused a great amount of stress and heartache to my wife and children. I want to publicly apologize to each of them for this embarrassment and for my blatant disregard for their feelings.

  5. Lara Hussain:

    We worked on a myriad of fronts to look at other solutions, we started calling big box stores, Amazon, to see what was the max amount that we could order over any number of days. What we saw very quickly was that there was no inventory, not even a fraction of what we needed.

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