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amount

noun

1 amount

A quantity of money:
— The amount he had in cash was insufficient.

synonyms: amount of money, sum, sum of money.

Roget 812: price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure; demand, damage; fare, hire, wages etc. (remuneration) ... show more

Roget 800: money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts etc. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets etc. ... show more

Dutch: geldsom, bedrag, beloop, schijf, som, somma
Polish: grosz



2 amount

The relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion.

Dutch: aanbod

3 amount

How much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify.

synonyms: measure, quantity.

Roget 26: degree, grade, extent, measure, amount, ratio, stint, standard, height, pitch; reach, amplitude, range, scope, ... show more

Roget 25: quantity, magnitude; size etc. (dimensions) 192; amplitude, magnitude, mass, amount, sum, quantum, measure, ... show more

Dutch: hoeveelheid, kwantiteit
Polish: wielkość

4 amount

A quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers.

synonyms: sum, total.

Dutch: som, totaal
Polish: suma

verb

1 amount

Be tantamount or equivalent to.

2 amount

Add up in number or quantity:
— The bills amounted to $2,000.

synonyms: add up, come, number, total.

3 amount

Develop into:
— This idea will never amount to anything.

synonyms: add up, come.


Moby thesaurus: account, add up, add up to, aggregate, amount to, amplitude, approach, batch, become, body, box score, budget, bulk, bunch, burden, caliber, cast, charge, chunk, clutch ... show more.

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