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 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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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. Professor Martin Tangney:

    Butanol, which is our fuel, is an advanced fuel that's a four carbon alcohol, so inherently it has more energy, it has almost the same amount of energy as petrol, whereas bioethanol has only got 70 percent of it, you can store it and pipe it and use the existing infrastructure to distribute this, and in fact you do not need to modify an engine. So this is a genuine like-for-like substitution for oil or diesel - and moreover the fuel is not restricted to automobiles. It's currently being trialled in shipping industry and is a very good base unit for jet fuel.

  2. Jim:

    When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets

  3. Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey:

    At this point, though, we're not seeing a significant amount of bridge damage.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has evil intention and plays with people's emotion for selfish gain can neither be cured with meditation nor medication, and even does not feel relieved of stress & strain through any amount of Yoga session.

  5. Susan Bodine:

    I am pushing back on the myth, a strong environment program doesn't mean we have to collect a particular dollar amount or pick up a number of penalties.

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