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Definition of 'amount'


  1. how much of something is available; "an adequate amount of food for four people"
  2. a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
       Synonyms: sum sum of money amount of money
  3. how much there is of something that you can quantify
       Synonyms: measure quantity
  4. a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
       Synonyms: sum total


  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"
       Synonyms: total number add up come
  3. develop into; "This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans"
       Synonyms: come add up

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