American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The total of two or more quantities; the aggregate.
- n. A number; a sum.
- n. A principal plus its interest, as in a loan.
- n. The full effect or meaning; import.
- n. Quantity: a great amount of intelligence.
- v. To add up in number or quantity: The purchases amounted to 50 dollars.
- v. To add up in import or effect: That plan will never amount to anything.
- v. To be equivalent or tantamount: accusations that amount to an indictment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- . To go up; rise; ascend; mount.
- To reach or be equal (to) in number, quantity, or value; come (to) as a whole.
- To rise, reach, or extend, in effect, substance, influence, etc.; be equivalent or tantamount in force or significance: as, his answer amounted almost to a threat.
- To ascend; climb; mount.—
- To rise in number, quantity, or value, so as to reach or be equal to; come to.
- To be equivalent to; mean; signify.
- To cause to rise; raise or elevate.
- n. The sum total of two or more sums or quantities; the aggregate: as, the amount of 7 and 9 is 16; the amount of the day's sales.
- n. A quantity or sum viewed as a whole.
- n. The full effect, value, or import; the sum or total: as, the evidence, in amount, comes to this.
- n. Often contracted to amt.
- n. The total, aggregate or sum of material (not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items in standard English).
- n. A quantity or volume.
- n. nonstandard The number (the sum) of elements in a set.
- v. intransitive To total or evaluate.
- v. intransitive To be the same as or equivalent to.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To go up; to ascend.
- v. To rise or reach by an accumulation of particular sums or quantities; to come (
to) in the aggregate or whole; -- with toor unto.
- v. To rise, reach, or extend in effect, substance, or influence; to be equivalent; to come practically (
- v. obsolete To signify; to amount to.
- n. The sum total of two or more sums or quantities; the aggregate; the whole quantity; a totality
- n. The effect, substance, value, significance, or result; the sum.
- v. develop into
- n. the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
- v. add up in number or quantity
- v. be tantamount or equivalent to
- n. a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
- n. how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
- n. a quantity of money
- From Middle English amounten ("to mount up to, come up to, signify"), from Old French amonter ("to amount to"), from amont, amunt ("uphill, upward"), from the prepositional phrase a mont ("toward or to a mountain or heap"), from Latin ad montem, from ad ("to") + montem, accusative of mons ("mountain"). (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English amounten, to ascend, from Old French amonter, from amont, upward, from Latin ad montem, to the hill : ad, to; see ad- in Indo-European roots + mōns, mont-, hill; see men-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Upon a careful examination of my pockets, I find that I have not that amount _nor any other amount_ about my person.”
“Hesitant ever, she dared not name any amount of the Lord, but that ever present Spirit of God guided her heart, made her _fix the amount_, and then touched the heart of the stranger and fixed the amount also in his mind, and then, by his own guidance saved the letter from being lost, and behold! when opened the _prayer of the one and the gift of the other was the same_.”
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“Observations and experiments on decaying wood have been made, showing that the amount of heat developed by the combustion of a mass of wood, though much more intense for a time, is the same in _amount_ as that which is set free by the slower process of re-oxidation by gradual decay; both being the equivalent of the amount absorbed by the leaves from the sun, in the process of deoxidizing the carbon and hydrogen when the wood was formed.”
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“When taxes are imposed upon incomes over a certain amount, the income that falls UNDER that amount is not taxed at the higher rate — it is only the amount OVER the threshold.”
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