[ UK /ɐmˈa‍ʊnt/ ]
[ US /əˈmaʊnt/ ]
  1. a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
  2. how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
  3. the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
    an adequate amount of food for four people
  4. a quantity of money
    the amount he had in cash was insufficient
    he borrowed a large sum
  1. be tantamount or equivalent to
    Her action amounted to a rebellion
  2. add up in number or quantity
    The bills amounted to $2,000
    The bill came to $2,000
  3. develop into
    This idea will never amount to anything
    nothing came of his grandiose plans
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How To Use amount In A Sentence

  • I'm sure there will be a generous amount of worthies stepping forward to parse every sentence, on the eternal quest for the definitive admission that it's over.
  • The time it takes to start or stop a stopwatch is the same amount of time it would take for someone driving under the influence to lose control of their vehicle, about seven tenths of a second. News/local from www.dailyamerican.com
  • The amount of water which is suitable to drink is less and less.
  • As the firm's engraver, he requires an artistic eye and a considerable amount of strength.
  • Some animals may consume insignificant amounts of the primary production.
  • He got a huge amount of publicity and attention. Times, Sunday Times
  • One account is debited for the amount involved in any transaction and another account is credited.
  • Is there a limit on the amount of money you can claim?
  • Webb had shoulder surgery in August, a so-called "debridement" procedure that amounted to a clean-up of his rotator cuff and labrum. Azcentral.com | news
  • Its addition in minute amounts to the nucleoprotein tumor fraction, was expected to suppress the formation of the fibrillar halo if nucleic acids rather that the protein were responsible for the nerve growth promoting effect elicited by this fraction. Nobel Lecture The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five Years Later
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