verb (used without object)
Origin of amount
Related Words for amountingload, bulk, extent, supply, chunk, number, volume, lot, measure, ton, product, outlay, sum, budget, damage, cost, output, expense, import, burden
Examples from the Web for amounting
Contemporary Examples of amounting
Fusari's lawsuit contains six claims, five of them amounting to $5 million each, and a sixth amounting to $10 million.Gaga's Enemy
March 23, 2010
Swedish banks have similarly disastrous loans to the Baltic countries, amounting to 30 percent of its gross domestic product.Europe's Can-Do Spirit
March 15, 2009
Historical Examples of amounting
You agree to settle your fortune after your decease, amounting to L23,000.Night and Morning, Complete
The losses on both sides probably were about even, amounting to at least 5,000.
They were alive with intelligence, amounting, indeed, to craft.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
They saw the applications, amounting in all to over ninety thousand shares.The Market-Place
Their losses were heavy, both in ships and men, amounting to about 30 per cent.Submarine Warfare of To-day
Charles W. Domville-Fife
Word Origin 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.).