What does amount mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word amount.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. amount(noun)

    the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

    "an adequate amount of food for four people"

  3. measure, quantity, amount(noun)

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

  4. sum, amount, total(verb)

    a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

  5. amount(verb)

    be tantamount or equivalent to

    "Her action amounted to a rebellion"

  6. 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"

  7. come, add up, amount(verb)

    develop into

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


  1. amount(Noun)

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

  2. amount(Noun)

    A quantity or volume.

  3. amount(Verb)

    To total or evaluate.

    It amounts to three dollars and change.

  4. amount(Verb)

    To be the same as or equivalent to.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amount(noun)

    to go up; to ascend

  2. Amount(noun)

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

  3. Amount(noun)

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

  4. Amount(verb)

    to signify; to amount to

  5. Amount(noun)

    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

  6. Amount(noun)

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

  7. 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

  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.]

British National Corpus

  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

Anagrams for amount »

  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. Matthew Hynes:

    It was not a trace amount.

  2. Joe Fabiano:

    Small amount today, just six.

  3. Kazi Nazrul Islam:

    Love has no meaning or amount.

  4. Conleth Hill:

    Look at the amount of people here.

  5. Brian Fletcher:

    That amount will drop significantly.

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Translations for amount

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  • مبلغArabic
  • възлизам на, сума, съставлявам, количество, сборBulgarian
  • množstvíCzech
  • mål, mængde, antal, beløbe, løbe op, det samme, ensbetydende, sum, beløbDanish
  • Betrag, Menge, Anzahl, beträgtGerman
  • σύνολο, ποσότητα, ισοδυναμώ, ανέρχομαι, ποσόGreek
  • monto, cantidadSpanish
  • مقدارPersian
  • määrä, lukumääräFinnish
  • montant, monter, correspondre, quantitéFrench
  • suimIrish
  • suimScottish Gaelic
  • סכוםHebrew
  • रकमHindi
  • összeg, mennyiségHungarian
  • jumlahIndonesian
  • 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
  • mängdSwedish
  • รวม, จำนวนรวมThai
  • сумаUkrainian
  • رقمUrdu

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