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Tantamount definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TANT'AMOUNT, a. [L. tantus, so much, and amount.] Equal; equivalent in value or signification; as a sum tantamount to all our expenses. Silence is sometimes tantamount to consent.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: being essentially equal to something; "it was as good as gold"; "a wish that was equivalent to a command"; "his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt" [syn: equivalent, tantamount]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: obsolete tantamount, noun, equivalent, from Anglo-French tant amunter to amount to as much Date: 1641 equivalent in value, significance, or effect <a relationship tantamount to marriage>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

predic.adj. (foll. by to) equivalent to (was tantamount to a denial). Etymology: f. obs. verb f. It. tanto montare amount to so much

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tantamount Tan"ta*mount`, a. [F. tant so much (L. tantus) + E. amount.] Equivalent in value, signification, or effect. A usage nearly tantamount to constitutional right. --Hallam. The certainty that delay, under these circumstances, was tantamount to ruin. --De Quincey.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tantamount Tan"ta*mount`, v. i. To be tantamount or equivalent; to amount. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you say that one thing is tantamount to a second, more serious thing, you are emphasizing how bad, unacceptable, or unfortunate the first thing is by comparing it to the second. (FORMAL) What Bracey is saying is tantamount to heresy... ADJ: v-link ADJ to n/-ing [emphasis]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Equivalent, equal.

Moby Thesaurus

alike, all one, all the same, analogous, answering, coequal, complemental, complementary, convertible, coordinate, correspondent, corresponding, duplicate, equal, equiparant, equipollent, equivalent, homologous, identic, identical, indistinguishable, like, much the same, reciprocal, reciprocative, selfsame, uniform, very



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