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Noun: amount  u'mawnt
  1. A quantity of money
    "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"; "he borrowed a large amount of money";
    - sum, sum of money, 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
    - measure, quantity
  4. A quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    - sum, total
Verb: amount  u'mawnt
  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";
    - total, number, add up, come
  3. To measure up to in kind or quality
    "This idea will never amount to anything";
    - come, add up

Derived forms: amounts, amounting, amounted

See also: nonstandard, standard

Type of: abstract entity, abstraction, assets, be, become, magnitude, quantity, turn

Encyclopedia: Amount