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.
- amount , number (see confusables note at the current entry)
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How to use amount in a sentence
Not long ago, however, these outré components would have amounted to an interesting yet niche rap career.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists | Luke Hopping | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hickenlooper had granted Dunlap a temporary reprieve in 2013, which amounted to a half-measure that made nobody happy.
When she reached Hail, the Rashids were suspicious and put her under what amounted to house arrest in the royal complex.
Contact lending was the only option, and it amounted to large scale (and sanctioned) wealth theft.
The Atty. Gen. has been ordered to pay the Guardians legal costs, which the paper said amounted to some £96,000.Prince Charles's 'Meddling' Lobbying Letters MUST be Released, Appeal Court Rules | Tom Sykes | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To Americans Mrs. Wright is interesting by reason of her patriotism, which amounted to a passion.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
The total fresh troops amounted to about 500 men of the 73rd Native Regiment and Spanish cazadores.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
He bowed a trifle stiffly, and was surprised to have his bow returned with a graciousness that amounted almost to cordiality.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
I asked him if that amounted to one shell per yard and he said the whole length of the trench was less than 100 yards.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
In the "good old coaching days" the turnpike tolls paid on a coach running daily from here to London amounted to £1,428 per year.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for 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
(intr usually foll by to) to be equal or add up in effect, meaning, or quantity
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