- enPR: ə.mount', IPA: /əˈmaʊnt/, X-SAMPA: /@"maUnt/
- Rhymes: -aʊnt
- amount to
From Middle English amounten ( “to mount up to, come up to, signify” ), from Old French amounter ( “to amount to” ), from amunt, amont ( “uphill, upward” ), prop. prep. phr. a mont ( “toward or to a mountain or heap” ), from Latin ad montem, from ad ( “to” ) + montem, accusative of mons ( “mountain” ) .
amount ( plural: amounts )
Explanation of amount by Wordnet Dictionary
a quantity of money
- Amount v. i. [imp. & p. p. Amounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Amounting.] [OF. amonter to increase, advance, ascend, fr. amont ( equiv. to L. ad montem to the mountain ) upward, F. amont up the river. See Mount, n.]
1. To go up; to ascend. [Obs.]
So up he rose, and thence amounted straight. Spenser.
2. To rise or reach by an accumulation of particular sums or quantities; to come ( to ) in the aggregate or whole; -- with to or unto.
3. To rise, reach, or extend in effect, substance, or influence; to be equivalent; to come practically ( to ); as, “the testimony amounts to very little”.
- Amount, v. t. To signify; to amount to. [Obs.]
- Amount, n.
1. The sum total of two or more sums or quantities; the aggregate; the whole quantity; a totality; as, “the amount of 7 and 9 is 16; the amount of a bill; the amount of this year's revenue.”
2. The effect, substance, value, significance, or result; the sum; as, “the amount of the testimony is this”.
The whole amount of that enormous fame. Pope.
Definition of amount by GCIDE Dictionary