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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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