4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Amount \A*mount"\, verb (used without an object) [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}, noun]

1. To go up; to ascend. [Obs.]

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Amount \A*mount"\, verb (used with an object) To signify; to amount to. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Amount \A*mount"\, noun

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.

2. The effect, substance, value, significance, or result; the sum; as, the amount of the testimony is this.

The whole amount of that enormous fame. --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient" [syn: {sum}, {sum of money}, {amount}, {amount of money}]

2: the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people"

3: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify [syn: {measure}, {quantity}, {amount}]

4: a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers [syn: {sum}, {amount}, {total}]


1: be tantamount or equivalent to; "Her action amounted to a rebellion"

2: add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000" [syn: {total}, {number}, {add up}, {come}, {amount}]

3: develop into; "This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans" [syn: {come}, {add up}, {amount}]

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