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Amount - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Amount' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Amount [ n.]
- To go up; to ascend.
- To rise or reach by an accumulation of particular sums or quantities; to come (to) in the aggregate or whole; -- with to or unto.
- To rise, reach, or extend in effect, substance, or influence; to be equivalent; to come practically (to); as, the testimony amounts to very little.
- 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.
- The effect, substance, value, significance, or result; the sum; as, the amount of the testimony is this.
2 . Amount [ v. t.]
- To signify; to amount to.

Meaning of 'Amount' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . amount [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
Example in sentence:
  • an adequate amount of food for four people
Meaning (2):
- a quantity of money
Example in sentence:
  • he borrowed a large sum;
  • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
3 . amount [ v]
Meaning (3):
- develop into
Example in sentence:
  • He will make a splendid father!;
  • nothing came of his grandiose plans;
  • This idea will never amount to anything
Meaning (4):
- be tantamount or equivalent to
Example in sentence:
  • Her action amounted to a rebellion
Meaning (5):
- add up in number or quantity
Example in sentence:
  • The bill came to $2,000;
  • The bills amounted to $2,000