Meaning of AMOUNT in English
I. intransitive verb see: mount Date: 14th century 1. to be equivalent , to reach in kind or quality , to reach a total ; add up , II. noun Date: 1595 1. the total number or quantity ; aggregate , the quantity at hand or under consideration , the whole effect, significance, or import, a principal sum and the interest on it, Usage: Number is regularly used with count nouns while ~ is mainly used with mass nouns . The use of ~ with count nouns has been frequently criticized; it usually occurs when the number of things is thought of as a mass or collection or when money is involved .
Merriam Webster. Explanatory English dictionary Merriam Webster. Толковый словарь английского языка Мерриам-Уэбстер. 2012