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