Meaning of AMOUNT in English

AMOUNT

n. & v.

n. 1 a quantity, esp. the total of a thing or things in number, size, value, extent, etc. (a large amount of money; came to a considerable amount). 2 the full effect or significance.

v.intr. (foll. by to) be equivalent to in number, size, significance, etc. (amounted to $100; amounted to a disaster). any amount of a great deal of. no amount of not even the greatest possible amount of.

[ ME f. OF amunter f. amont upward, lit. uphill, f. L ad montem ]

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