What does tantamount mean?

Definitions for tantamountˈtæn təˌmaʊnt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. equivalent, tantamount(p)(adj)

    being essentially equal to something

    "it was as good as gold"; "a wish that was equivalent to a command"; "his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt"


  1. tantamount(Noun)

    Something which has the same value or amount (as something else).

  2. tantamount(Verb)

    To amount to as much; to be equivalent.

  3. tantamount(Adjective)

    Equivalent in meaning or effect.

  4. Origin: From tant amunter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tantamount(adj)

    equivalent in value, signification, or effect

  2. Tantamount(verb)

    to be tantamount or equivalent; to amount

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tantamount

    tan′ta-mownt, adj. amounting to so much or to the same: equivalent: equal in value or meaning.—n. Tan′tity, the fact of being or having so much.—adv. Tan′to (mus.), so much or too much. [O. Fr., tant—L. tantum, so much, so great, and O. Fr. amonter, to amount.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantamount in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantamount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Businessman Nick Loeb:

    In my view, keeping them frozen forever is tantamount to killing them.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi:

    Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

  3. Guyanese President David Granger:

    Venezuela, therefore, must desist from hindering our economic development in an obtrusive and obstructive manner that is tantamount to interference in our internal affairs.

  4. The Edmond de Rothschild Group:

    We deplore this decision, which is tantamount to appropriating the use of the Rothschild family name, without any distinguishing element, and adds to confusion between the groups.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Bitterness is tantamount to unforgivingness just like hatred is tantamount to murder. Thus, choose forgivingness and happiness over bitterness. Moreover, choose love and compassion over hatred.

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