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amount meaning

EN[əˈmaʊnt] [-aʊnt]
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    Definition of amount in English Dictionary

  • NounPLamounts
    1. The total, aggregate or sum of material (not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items in standard English).
      1. The amount of atmospheric pollution threatens a health crisis. ‎
    2. A quantity or volume.
      1. Pour a small amount of water into the dish. ‎
      2. The dogs need different amounts of food. ‎
    3. (nonstandard, sometimes proscribed) The number (the sum) of elements in a set.
    4. VerbSGamountsPRamountingPT, PPamounted
      1. VI (followed by to) To total or evaluate.
        1. It amounts to three dollars and change.
      2. VI (followed by to) To be the same as or equivalent to.
        1. He was a pretty good student, but never amounted to much professionally.
        2. His response amounted to gross insubordination
      3. OBS VI To go up; to ascend.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The average amount asked of flatsharers in the capital has increased by nearly 14% since 2012, to £692 a month, or £8,300 a year.
          • Once you've submitted a tax return, the Tax Department will assess the amount of tax you still owe.
          • In the general course of human nature, a power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • If they would've made Gex 2 with the same style as the original, instead of crappifying it a la Crash Bandicoot, it would've sold huge amounts.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en amounts
          2. en amounted
          3. en amounteth
          4. en amounting
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of amount for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "amount" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
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