Definition of Amount in English :

Define Amount in English

Amount meaning in English

Meaning of Amount in English

Pronunciation of Amount in English

Amount pronunciation in English

Pronounce Amount in English


see synonyms of amount


1. amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money

a quantity of money

Example Sentences:
'he borrowed a large sum'
'the amount he had in cash was insufficient'

2. amount

the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

Example Sentences:
'an adequate amount of food for four people'

3. amount, measure, quantity

how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

4. amount, sum, total

a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers


5. amount

be tantamount or equivalent to

Example Sentences:
'Her action amounted to a rebellion'

6. add up, amount, come, number, total

add up in number or quantity

Example Sentences:
'The bills amounted to $2,000'
'The bill came to $2,000'

7. add up, amount, come

develop into

Example Sentences:
'This idea will never amount to anything'
'nothing came of his grandiose plans'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of amount
extent; quantity; supply
the total of two or more quantities; sum
the full value, effect, or significance of something
a principal sum plus the interest on it, as in a loan
5. (intransitive; usually foll by to)
to be equal or add up in effect, meaning, or quantity

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of amount
verb intransitive
to add up; equal in total
the bill amounts to $4.50
to be equal in meaning, value, or effect
her failure to reply amounts to a refusal
the sum of two or more quantities; total
the whole meaning, value, or effect
a quantity
a fair amount of resistance

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of amount
1. The total of two or more quantities; the aggregate.
2. A number; a sum.
3. A principal plus its interest, as in a loan.
4. The full effect or meaning; import.
5. Quantity: a great amount of intelligence.
intr.v. a·mount·ed, a·mount·ing, a·mounts
1. To add up in number or quantity: The purchases amounted to 50 dollars.
2. To add up in import or effect: That plan will never amount to anything.
3. To be equivalent or tantamount: accusations that amount to an indictment.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.