Definition of Amount

1. Noun. A quantity of money. "The amount he had in cash was insufficient"

2. Verb. Be tantamount or equivalent to. "Her action amounted to a rebellion"
Specialized synonyms: Make

3. Noun. The relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion. "An adequate amount of food for four people"

4. Verb. Add up in number or quantity. "The bill came to $2,000"
Exact synonyms: Add Up, Come, Number, Total
Specialized synonyms: Work Out, Outnumber, Average, Average Out, Make
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Number, Number, Number, Total, Total

5. Noun. How much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify.

6. Verb. Develop into. "Nothing came of his grandiose plans"
Exact synonyms: Add Up, Come
Generic synonyms: Become, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Aggregate

7. Noun. A quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers.
Exact synonyms: Sum, Total
Generic synonyms: Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Grand Total, Subtotal
Derivative terms: Sum, Summate, Total, Total

Definition of Amount

1. v. i. To go up; to ascend.

2. v. t. To signify; to amount to.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Amount

1. Noun. The total, aggregate or sum of material. Not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items. ¹

2. Noun. A quantity or volume. ¹

3. Verb. To total or evaluate. ¹

4. Verb. To be the same as or equivalent to. ¹

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Definition of Amount

1. to combine to yield a sum [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Amount

1. 1. To go up; to ascend. "So up he rose, and thence amounted straight." (Spenser) 2. 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. To rise, reach, or extend in effect, substance, or influence; to be equivalent; to come practically (to); as, the testimony amounts to very little. Origin: OF. Amonter to increase, advance, ascend, fr. Amont (equiv. To L. Ad montem to the mountain) upward, F. Amont up the river. See Mount. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Amount

amotio placentae
amount (current term)
amount of money
amour propre

Literary usage of Amount

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"amount OF MONEY ANNUALLY AVAILABLE FOR TRADE, INDUSTRIAL, AND HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION. Trade or industrial schools or classes may receive benefits from the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"In a number of weighings this loss was determined to average about .04 ce in using 4 cc of fluid, that is, about one per cent, of the amount used. ..."

3. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1908)
"which indicates the relative amount of daily traffic. ... In general, there is apparently no connection between the amount of traffic and the size of the ..."

4. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... their peculiar structure—Dead and submerged Reefs—Areas of subsidence and elevation—Distribution of Volcanoes—Subsidence slow, and vast in amount. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"This amount determined, a tolerably definite small proportion of the optimum amount has been allotted the individuals which were sentenced to short rations, ..."

6. Report by Colorado Dept. of Finance and Taxation. Division of Finance (1901)
"amount charged general revenue of 1891 amount charged general revenue of 1892. ... amount charged general reven ue of 1898 amount charged general revenue of ..."

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