Amounting



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

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

Historical Examples

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

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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