What does amount mean?

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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"


  1. amountnoun

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

  2. amountnoun

    A quantity or volume.

  3. amountverb

    To total or evaluate.

    It amounts to three dollars and change.

  4. amountverb

    To be the same as or equivalent to.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Amountnoun

    The sum total; the result of several sums or quantities accumulated.

    Etymology: from To amount.

    And now, ye lying vanities of life,
    Where are you now, and what is your amount?
    Vexation, disappointment, and remorse. James Thomson, Winter.

  2. To Amountverb

    Etymology: monter, Fr.

    Let us compute a little more particularly how much this will amount to, or how many oceans of water would be necessary to compose this great ocean rowling in the air, without bounds or banks. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    The errours of young men are the ruin of business; but the errours of aged men amount but to this, that more might have been done, or sooner. Francis Bacon, Essays Civil and Moral.

    Judgments that are made on the wrong side of the danger, amount to no more than an affectation of skill, without either credit or effect. Roger L'Estrange.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amountnoun

    to go up; to ascend

  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

  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

  4. Amountverb

    to signify; to amount to

  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

  6. Amountnoun

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

  7. 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

Anagrams for amount »

  1. mantou

  2. outman

  3. moutan

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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. Marco Rubio:

    Tomorrow our plan is to be in Utah campaigning irrespective of tonight. It would be a lot better to go to Utah being the winner of the Florida primary. It will give us a tremendous amount of momentum, it will give us 99 delegates, and that's the way we want to do it tonight.

  2. Daniel Bunn:

    [ The new version ] would most likely impact Google and Facebook and other companies that have a large amount of advertising sales online.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    It's a ridiculous amount of money. No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone.

  4. Mark Ghilarducci:

    We were just overwhelmed with the amount of interest and so we just didn't think we needed to actually formalize something that we were already getting through the normal process.

  5. Lammy Review recommendationsIn an interview:

    Our youth justice system has not been reformed since the early days of Tony Blair in which we made a commitment to reduce the number of young people in the youth justice system and in prison. And we managed to do that, but what we did not reduce are the amount of Black and Minority Ethnic young people in the system. That has grown and grown and grown.

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