Amount

Definition of Amount

A`mount´
v. i.1.To go up; to ascend.
[imp. & p. p. Amounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Amounting.]
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.
v. t.1.To signify; to amount to.
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.

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