[ 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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OTHER WORDS FROM amass
a·mass·a·ble, adjectivea·mass·er, nouna·mass·ment, nounre·a·mass, verb (used with object)
re·a·mass·ment, nounun·a·massed, adjective
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The struggle for the first nickel had been wearing and wearying, but the amassment of the second was beyond description difficult.Americans All|Various
British Dictionary definitions for amassment
/ (əˈmæs) /
(tr) to accumulate or collect (esp riches, etc)
to gather in a heap; bring together
Derived forms of amassamasser, noun
Word Origin for amass
C15: from Old French amasser, from masse mass
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