- 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 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
- 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
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.).