Meaning of AMOUNT in English

AMOUNT

/ əˈmaʊnt; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun [ C , U ]

1.

a sum of money :

The insurance company will refund any amount due to you.

You will receive a bill for the full amount.

2.

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.

IDIOMS

- any amount of sth

- no amount of sth

■ verb

PHRASAL VERBS

- amount to sth

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WORD ORIGIN

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.