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amount meaning

[ ə'maunt ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "amount""amount" in a sentence
  • Noun: amount  u'mawnt
    1. A quantity of money
      "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
      - sum, sum of money, amount of money 
    2. The relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
      "an adequate amount of food for four people" 
    3. How much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
      - measure, quantity 
    4. A quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
      - sum, total
    Verb: amount  u'mawnt
    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"
      - total, number, add up, come 
    3. Develop into
      "This idea will never amount to anything"
      - come, add up

    Derived forms: amounted, amounting, amounts

    See also: nonstandard, standard

    Type of: abstract entity, abstraction, assets, be, become, magnitude, quantity, turn

    Encyclopedia: Amount

  • [Business]
    noun, verb

    noun [C,U]



    a quantity of money:

    You will receive a bill for the full amount.

    The insurance company will refund any amount due to you.

    Small amounts will be paid in cash.

    You have to pay tax on the full amount.

    ❖ to pay/receive/refund an amount

    ◆ to increase/lower/reduce an amount

    large/small amounts

    ◆ the full/right/total amount

    2 (used especially with uncountable nouns)

    a quantity of sth:

    The amount of time shoppers spend in a store affects how much they will buy.

    We want to double the amount of business that we do in London.

    The company has huge amounts of debt.




    amount to sth

    to add up to sth; to be equal to or the same as sth:

    Total payments for the consulting work amounted to $13.3 million.

    Their actions amount to a breach of contract.

    We were sure the project would not amount to much (= not be successful).

    Marketing expenses amounted to 16 per cent of gross revenues.

  • There is a large amount of literature available.
  • The capital sunk in it is fabulous in amount.
  • Resources do not depend upon gross amounts.
  • Please charge the amount to my account.
  • The amount of the fine must be specified.
  • That is all any administrative change amount to.
  • Their expenses amount to fifty dollars.
  • I don't have a decent amount to give him.
  • Your monthly salary amounts to $1500.
  • The project requires a tremendous amount of money.
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