Amount

  • 1 amount — I (quantity) noun aggregate, bulk, count, extent, magnitude, mass, measure, measurement, net quantity, number, numeration, strength, substance, sum, summa, total, whole associated concepts: amount of evidence, amount of loss foreign phrases:… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 amount — amount, number Amount is normally used with uncountable nouns (i.e. nouns which have no plural) to mean ‘quantity’ (e.g. a reasonable amount of forgiveness, glue, resistance, straw, etc.), and number with plural nouns (e.g. a certain number of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Amount — A*mount , n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The effect, substance,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 amount — [n1] quantity aplenty, bags*, bulk, bundle, chunk, expanse, extent, flock, gob*, heap, hunk, jillion*, load, lot, magnitude, mass, measure, mess*, mint*, mucho*, number, oodles*, pack, passel, peck, pile, scads*, score, slat*, slew*, supply, ton* …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 Amount — A*mount , v. t. To signify; to amount to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 amount — ► NOUN 1) the total number, size, value, or extent of something. 2) a quantity. ► VERB (amount to) 1) come to be (a total) when added together. 2) be the equivalent of. ORIGIN from Old French amont upward , from Latin a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 amount — [ə mount′] vi. [ME amounten, to ascend < OFr amonter < amont, upward < a (L ad), to + mont < L montem, acc. sing. of mons, MOUNTAIN] 1. to add up; equal in total [the bill amounts to $4.50] 2. to be equal in meaning, value, or effect… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Amount — A*mount , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Amounted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amounting}.] [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.] 1. To go up; to ascend. [Obs.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 amount to — index aggregate, comprise, consist, reach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 amount to — (something) to be the same as something else. A decrease in student aid amounts to an increase in tuition fees. She thought he was wrong to take what amounts to a stand against greater freedom. Related vocabulary: add up to something …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 11 amount — n *sum, total, quantity, number, aggregate, whole …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 amount — ▪ I. amount a‧mount 1 [əˈmaʊnt] noun [countable, uncountable] a quantity of something: • debts that vary in amount • Figures show a big rise in the amount of money in the economy. • You must pay the full amount in advance. • a cheque in… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 amount — a|mount1 W1S1 [əˈmaunt] n [U and C] 1.) a quantity of something such as time, money, or a substance amount of ▪ They spend equal amounts of time in California and New York. a considerable/large/enormous etc amount ▪ a considerable amount of money …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 amount — 1 noun (C, U) 1 a quantity of something such as time, money, or a substance (+ of): a considerable amount of money | a small/large etc amount: It s best to cook vegetables in a small amount of water. 2 the level or degree to which a feeling,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 amount — I UK [əˈmaʊnt] / US noun [countable] Word forms amount : singular amount plural amounts *** Collocations: Amount and number are both used for talking about quantities, but each word is used in different ways. Number is used with plural nouns: a… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 amount — 01. You must pay the total [amount] of your tuition before classes start. 02. Kyle will never [amount] to much because he is too lazy and unmotivated. 03. I have written you a check in the [amount] of $200 for my long distance phone calls, and… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 amount — a|mount1 [ ə maunt ] noun count *** a quantity of money: This amount should be paid within two weeks. a. a quantity of something: You only need a small amount. amount of: A computer can store a vast amount of information. A certain amount of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 amount — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, copious amounts, enormous, huge, immense, incredible, large, massive, significant, substantial …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 amount — The whole effect, substance, quantity, import, result, or significance. The sum of principal and interest. See also sum certain @ amount covered In insurance, the amount that is insured, and for which underwriters are liable for loss under a… …

    Black's law dictionary

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