amount
Pronunciation
Noun

amount (plural amounts)

  1. The total, aggregate or sum of material (not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items in standard English).
    The amount of atmospheric pollution threatens a health crisis.
  2. A quantity or volume.
    Pour a small amount of water into the dish.
    The dogs need different amounts of food.
  3. (nonstandard, sometimes proscribed) The number (the sum) of elements in a set.
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Verb

amount (amounts, present participle amounting; past and past participle amounted)

  1. (intransitive, followed by to) To total or evaluate.
    It amounts to three dollars and change.
  2. (intransitive, followed by to) To be the same as or equivalent to.
    He was a pretty good student, but never amounted to much professionally.
    His response amounted to gross insubordination
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To go up; to ascend.
    • So up he rose, and thence amounted straight.
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