Verb amount Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


amount (third-person singular simple present amounts, present participle amounting, simple past and past participle amounted)

  1. (intransitive, followed by to) To total or evaluate.
  2. (intransitive, followed by to) To be the same as or equivalent to.
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To go up; to ascend.

More definition:

1.the sum total of two or more quantities or sums; aggregate.

2.the sum of the principal and interest of a loan.

3.quantity; measure, a great amount of resistance.

4.the full effect, value, or significance. total; add (usually followed by to), The repair bill amounts to $300. 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. develop into; become (usually followed by to), With his intelligence, he should amount to something when he grows up.

1. extent; quantity; supply

2. the total of two or more quantities; sum

3. the full value, effect, or significance of something

4. a principal sum plus the interest on it, as in a loan verb

5. (intransitive) usually foll by to. to be equal or add up in effect, meaning, or quantity Usage noteThe use of a plural noun after amount of (an amount of bananas; the amount of refugees) should be avoided, a quantity of bananas; the number of refugees Word OriginC13, from Old French amonter to go up, from amont upwards, from a to + mont mountain (from Latin mōns)Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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.).


In fact, at the party he had spent an unnecessary amount of time with the woman he almost married - and hadn't even introduced her.

It don't amount to much, but it's home.

Unfortunately, life gets in the way a fair amount of the time.

You wouldn't believe the amount of repressed anger most Immortals have.

"For once, I agree with Darkyn," Gabriel said, staring at the Dark One with no small amount of surprise.

She stared, knowing no amount of counseling would fix her when this was over.

Kiera would never agree to marry someone in so short of a time, but to agree in any amount of time to a man as lethal in appearance as this?

When she was satisfied with the amount of blood, she handed him a napkin.

"Ow," Toby muttered.  Ully's fingers dug into his shoulder.  The Immortal didn't look as if he had that amount of strength in him.

I suppose a man puts a certain amount of pride into the fact that he can father a child.

We cannot track them in the mortal world until they use a substantial amount of magic.

Although the pace of technological change has quickened, in the future it will become astonishingly faster because the amount of data we can access and our ability to transform data into knowledge will catch up with each other.

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.

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