amass

[ uh-mas ]
/ əˈmæs /

verb (used with object)

to gather for oneself; collect as one's own: to amass a huge amount of money.
to collect into a mass or pile; gather: He amassed his papers for his memoirs.

verb (used without object)

to come together; assemble: crowds amassing for the parade.

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Origin of amass

1475–85; < French amasser, equivalent to a- a-5 + masse mass + -er infinitive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for amassing

amass
/ (əˈmæs) /

verb

(tr) to accumulate or collect (esp riches, etc)
to gather in a heap; bring together

Derived forms of amass

amasser, noun

Word Origin for amass

C15: from Old French amasser, from masse mass
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