Meaning of AMOUNT in English
/ əˈmaʊnt; NAmE / noun , verb
■ noun [ C , U ]
a sum of money :
The insurance company will refund any amount due to you.
You will receive a bill for the full amount.
amount (of sth) (used especially with uncountable nouns) a quantity of sth :
an amount of time / money / information
We've had an enormous amount of help from people.
The server is designed to store huge amounts of data.
- any amount of sth
- no amount of sth
- amount to sth
Middle English (as a verb): from Old French amunter , from amont upward, literally uphill, from Latin ad montem . The noun use dates from the early 18th cent.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005