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.
The amounts of “material unaccounted for” were classified by the AEC.
Edward Snowden’s Whistleblowing Saga Mirrors the Karen Silkwood Case Richard Rashke July 1, 2013
However, campaigns are legally required to disclose bundlers who are registered lobbyists, as well as the amounts they bundle.
Meet Romney’s Bundlers Peter Schweizer September 27, 2012
Sometimes this amounts to nothing more than pressuring friends into listening to a song we desperately love.
The ‘SNL’ Race Controversy: Why Leslie Jones Can Say What She Likes Phoebe Robinson May 5, 2014
Loaning people small amounts of money against their next paycheck?
America’s Nastiest Lender Gary Rivlin June 24, 2011
The NCAA is in control and the athletes are told that when they sign what amounts to a contract with schools.
College Football’s Toughest Play: Unionizing Evan Weiner January 29, 2014
Her education is cared for after a fashion, but amounts to very little.
Lights and Shadows of New York Life James D. McCabe
Only, just think what it amounts to—prying into the affairs of a stranger.
The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
What it all amounts to is that the labor of the world is naturally divided between the two different beings that people the world.
Anti-Suffrage Essays Various
Their “luck” with Chrysanthemums amounts almost to magic sometimes.
The Mayflower, January, 1905 Various
It amounts to just this: If God is what we think him to be, he must do what seems wise to us.
Who Wrote the Bible? Washington Gladden
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.).
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
a semisynthetic penicillin, C 18 H 19 N 3 O 5 S, taken orally as a broad-spectrum antibiotic. amoxicillin a·mox·i·cil·lin (ə-mŏk’sĭ-sĭl’ĭn) n. A derivative of ampicillin that is effective against a broad range of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. amoxicillin (ə-mŏk’sĭ-sĭl’ĭn) An antibiotic derived from penicillin, having an antibacterial spectrum of action similar to that of […]