What does amount mean?

Definitions for amount
əˈmaʊntamount

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"

Wiktionary

  1. amount(Noun)

    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. amount(Noun)

    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. amount(Verb)

    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. amount(Verb)

    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. Amount(noun)

    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. 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

    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. 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

    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. Amount(verb)

    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. 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

    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. Amount(noun)

    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  

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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Numerology

  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. Randy Sharpe:

    Essentially youd remove 50 percent of your seating, you would make sure you have the safe social distancing six feet across. It could mean gloves and masks. Employees could be temperature-checked. There could be a safe social distance outside the door where youre only letting in a certain amount of guests in at one time.

  2. Hod Moyal:

    This means more capital for entrepreneurs. While the number of startups will stay the same, the amount of money available to deploy into this asset class will grow. Therefore, the rule change will have a profound shift on the early-stage investment industry and the economy as a whole.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

  4. Zainab Ahmed:

    The amount represents clear cases of underpayments, under-assessments of taxes, royalties, rents...which have not been adequately addressed in the past.

  5. Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker:

    I believe this is the right way for my compensation to be set - at risk, based entirely on the results achieved, and in the same currency that our shareholders receive, the target amount will remain approximately 20 percent below my peers at Delta and United until all of our team members have joint contracts that compensate as well or better than those airlines.

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