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English noun: amount

1. amount (possession) a quantity of money


SamplesHe borrowed a large sum.
The amount he had in cash was insufficient.


Synonymsamount of money, sum, sum of money


Broader (hypernym)assets


Narrower (hyponym)advance, cash advance, cash surrender value, contribution, coverage, deductible, defalcation, figure, gain, gross, insurance coverage, loss, payroll, paysheet, peanuts, purse, purse, receipts, red, red ink, revenue

2. amount (attribute) the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion


SamplesAn adequate amount of food for four people.


Broader (hypernym)magnitude


Narrower (hyponym)critical mass, decrease, decrement, deficiency, figure, inadequacy, increase, increment, insufficiency, margin, negativeness, negativity, number, positiveness, positivity, quantity, smallness

3. amount how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify


Synonymsmeasure, quantity


Broader (hypernym)abstract entity, abstraction


Narrower (hyponym)chance, cordage, definite quantity, economic value, fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, indefinite quantity, interval, magnetisation, magnetization, metric, octane number, octane rating, period of play, play, playing period, point, point in time, probability, proof, quantum, radical, relative quantity, system of measurement, time interval, time unit, unit of time, value, volume, volume


Attributenonstandard, standard

4. amount (cognition) a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers


Synonymssum, total


Broader (hypernym)quantity


Narrower (hyponym)grand total, subtotal


English verb: amount

1. amount (stative) be tantamount or equivalent to


SamplesHer action amounted to a rebellion.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)make

2. amount (stative) add up in number or quantity


SamplesThe bills amounted to $2,000.
The bill came to $2,000.


Synonymsadd up, come, number, total


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)average, average out, make, outnumber, work out

3. amount (stative) develop into


SamplesThis idea will never amount to anything.
Nothing came of his grandiose plans.


Synonymsadd up, come


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)become, turn


Narrower (hyponym)aggregate









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