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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AMOUNT', v.i. [L. mons, a mountain, or its root.]
1. To rise to or reach, by an accumulation of particulars, into an aggregate whole; to compose in the whole; as, the interest on the several sums amounts to fifty dollars.
2. To rise, reach, or extend to, in effect, or substance; to result in, by consequence, when all things are considered; as, the testimony of these witnesses amounts to very little.
1. The sum total of two or more particular sums or quantities; as, the amount of 7 and 9 is 16.
2. The effect, substance or result; the sum; as, the amount of the testimony is this.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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] v
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]

Merriam Webster's

I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French amounter, from amount upward, from a- (from Latin ad-) + mont mountain more at mount Date: 14th century 1. a. to be equivalent <acts that amount to treason> b. to reach in kind or quality <wants her son to amount to something> <doesn't amount to much> 2. to reach a total ; add up <the bill amounts to $10> II. noun Date: 1595 1. a. the total number or quantity ; aggregate b. the quantity at hand or under consideration <has an enormous amount of energy> 2. the whole effect, significance, or import 3. a principal sum and the interest on it Usage: Number is regularly used with count nouns <a large number of mistakes> <any number of times> while amount is mainly used with mass nouns <annual amount of rainfall> <a substantial amount of money>. The use of amount with count nouns has been frequently criticized; it usually occurs when the number of things is thought of as a mass or collection <glad to furnish any amount of black pebbles New Yorker> <a substantial amount of film offers Lily Tomlin> or when money is involved <a substantial amount of loans E. R. Black>.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a quantity, esp. the total of a thing or things in number, size, value, extent, etc. (a large amount of money; came to a considerable amount). 2 the full effect or significance. --v.intr. (foll. by to) be equivalent to in number, size, significance, etc. (amounted to £100; amounted to a disaster). Phrases and idioms: any amount of a great deal of. no amount of not even the greatest possible amount of. Etymology: ME f. OF amunter f. amont upward, lit. uphill, f. L ad montem

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Amount A*mount", v. t. To signify; to amount to. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Amount A*mount", n. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Amount A*mount", v. i. [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, n.] 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(amounts, amounting, amounted) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. The amount of something is how much there is, or how much you have, need, or get. He needs that amount of money to survive... I still do a certain amount of work for them... Postal money orders are available in amounts up to $700. N-VAR: usu N of n 2. If something amounts to a particular total, all the parts of it add up to that total. Consumer spending on sports-related items amounted to 9.75 billion. VERB: V to amount

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Aggregate, sum, total, sum total, whole, footing, footing up. 2. Effect, substance, purport, result.

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