Amount



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.
Contemporary Examples

Another key finding was the difference of expectations between the amount of time it should take to get a raise or promotion.
Millennial Workers Want Flexibility and Mentorship From Skeptical Managers Miranda Green September 2, 2013

Will it change the amount of money my LGBT peers and I can earn?
A Gay Chick-fil-A Employee Speaks Out Anonymous August 1, 2012

The Republican narrative is that all of us who amount to anything are completely self-made.
Bill Clinton’s Speech: Read the Full Text Here The Daily Beast September 5, 2012

And then the amount of people who started tweeting it, from Tinie Tempah to Kim Kardashian, Tony Hawk.
Scary Spice Mel B Is Back! And She’s Making Out With Herself. Kevin Fallon September 30, 2013

No amount of U.S. air and drone attacks will alter this situation.
Iraq Is Vietnam 2.0 And U.S. Drones Won’t Solve The Problem Leslie H. Gelb June 11, 2014

Historical Examples

And because it is enough to amount to somethin’ makes it all the more right.
Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln

And the amount of stories Mark, with all his contemplativeness could swallow, was amazing.
Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald

I have paid the amount you are to pay every month for your board.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

I will sign you a blank cheque, which your uncle can fill up with the amount he has stolen.
Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald

This was done, and the amount of revenue to be paid by Tawngpeng was determined.
The Pacification of Burma Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite

noun
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
verb
(intransitive) usually foll by to. to be equal or add up in effect, meaning, or quantity
v.

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.
n.

1710, from amount (v.).

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