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 amount amount

noun

  • () a quantity of money  ( amount of money, sum of money, sum, amount )
    a quantity of money
     he borrowed a large sum
    he borrowed a large sum
     the amount he had in cash was insufficient
    the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • () the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion  ( amount )
    the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
     an adequate amount of food for four people
    an adequate amount of food for four people
  • () how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify  ( measure, quantity, amount )
    how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
  • () a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers  ( sum, amount, total )
    a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
  • verb

  • () be tantamount or equivalent to  ( amount )
    be tantamount or equivalent to
     Her action amounted to a rebellion
    Her action amounted to a rebellion
  • () develop into  ( come, add up, amount )
    develop into
     This idea will never amount to anything
    This idea will never amount to anything
     nothing came of his grandiose plans
    nothing came of his grandiose plans
  • () add up in number or quantity  ( add up, come, amount, number, total )
    add up in number or quantity
     The bills amounted to $2,000
    The bills amounted to $2,000
     The bill came to $2,000
    The bill came to $2,000