Meaning of AMOUNT in English

AMOUNT

■ noun the total of something in number, size, value, or extent: he paid the full ~ owed.

↘a quantity: a small ~ of water.

■ verb ( ~ to )

1》 come to be (a total) when added together.

2》 be the equivalent of.

Phrases

any ~ of a great deal or number of.

Origin

ME: from OFr. amunter , from amont 'upward', lit. 'uphill', from L. ad montem .

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