- the sum total of two or more quantities or sums; aggregate.
- the sum of the principal and interest of a loan.
- quantity; measure: a great amount of resistance.
- the full effect, value, or significance.
- to total; add (usually followed by to): The repair bill amounts to $300.
- to reach, extend, or be equal in number, quantity, effect, etc.; be equivalent (usually followed by to): It is stated differently but amounts to the same thing.
- to develop into; become (usually followed by to): With his intelligence, he should amount to something when he grows up.
Origin of amount
Related Words for amountload, bulk, extent, supply, chunk, number, volume, lot, measure, ton, product, outlay, sum, budget, damage, cost, output, expense, import, burden
Examples from the Web for amount
Contemporary Examples of amount
So I started to think about anything in my life that would be worth people giving it any amount of time.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
The number of diplomats was pitiful (45 appointees in 1860), as was the amount of money allocated to them.U.S. Embassies Have Always Been for Sale
January 2, 2015
The amount of vanished bitcoins was 650,000 BTC (or 24.7 billion yen).Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone
Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein
January 1, 2015
They are afflicted with “progressive spiritual emptiness,” he said, which no amount of academic honors and degrees can fill.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 23, 2014
But this is far from an amount that makes commercial imports possible.Why Congress Hates Your Cuban Rum
December 19, 2014
Historical Examples of amount
It was simply as to the amount of relaxation the country could bear in the duties.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
My hunger I could never satisfy with any amount of composition or extemporization of my own.
To most of us "expanding" and "affording" amount to the same thing.The Conquest of Fear
But he cannot lend you the money, nor can he get the amount you want until to-morrow afternoon.Life in London
And the amount of stories Mark, with all his contemplativeness could swallow, was amazing.
- 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
- (intr usually foll by to) to be equal or add up in effect, meaning, or quantity
Word Origin for amount
Word Origin and History for amount
late 13c., "to go up, rise, mount (a horse)," from Old French amonter, from a mont "upward," literally "to the mountain," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + montem (nominative mons) "mountain" (see mount (n.)). Meaning "to rise in number or quality (so as to reach)" is from c.1300. Related: Amounted; amounting.
1710, from amount (v.).