the sum total of two or more quantities or sums; aggregate.
the sum of the principal and interest of a loan.
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.
Fusari’s lawsuit contains six claims, five of them amounting to $5 million each, and a sixth amounting to $10 million.
Gaga’s Enemy Jacob Bernstein March 22, 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 Katty Kay March 14, 2009
I have sold the property and got my commissions, amounting to four thousand dollars in all.
From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
She had boundless admiration for her queen, amounting actually to idolatry.
Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
He commanded the united force, amounting to thirty thousand.
The Boys of ’61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
But for all his outward equability, his impatience was amounting to torment.
The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
They give him each a small quantity of rice, a few poitas and a few Rupees, amounting in some cases to two or three hundred.
The Hindoos as they Are Shib Chunder Bose
There is a wild interest which actuates the chamois-hunter, amounting to fanaticism.
Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
The individual variation is, however, enormous, amounting to 16.4% of the average in males and nearly 16% in females.
Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
But his thoughts were still nebulous, not amounting to resolve.
The Freelands John Galsworthy
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
(intransitive) usually foll by to. to be equal or add up in effect, meaning, or quantity
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.).
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, […]
a love affair. an illicit or secret love affair. Contemporary Examples My three favorite episodes are probably “College,” “Pine Barrens,” and “amour Fou.” David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’ Marlow Stern September 3, 2014 Shot on location in Greece after amour, it opened in […]
self-esteem; self-respect. Historical Examples This wilfulness was attributed to his youth, and the impatience of his amour-propre. History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine The wounds inflicted to his amour-propre by the Virginia Assembly were healing. Thomas Jefferson Gilbert Chinard Then came that fatal ‘amour-propre’ that involved me originally in the pursuit, and […]
noun a variant spelling of amaut