|1.||[ noun ] a quantity of money|
|Synonyms:||sum amount_of_money sum_of_money|
"he borrowed a large sum" "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
|Related terms:||asset assets loss figure contribution purse coverage gain purse payroll defalcation cash_surrender_value peanuts advance deductible|
|2.||[ noun ] how much of something is available|
"an adequate amount of food for four people"
|Related terms:||magnitude number quantity increase insufficiency decrease critical_mass|
|3.||[ noun ] how much there is of something that you can measure|
|Synonyms:||quantity measure quantum|
|Related terms:||abstraction time_period probability volume value time_interval point fundamental_measure volume proof relative_quantity indefinite_quantity playing_period cordage system_of_measurement quantum octane_number time_unit linear_measure magnetisation magnetic_flux definite_quantity measure total standard nonstandard|
|4.||[ verb ] be tantamount or equivalent to|
"Her action amounted to a rebellion"
|5.||[ noun ] (mathematics) a quantity obtained by addition|
|Related terms:||quantity polynomial total|
|6.||[ verb ] add up in number or quantity|
|Synonyms:||total number come add_up|
"The bills amounted to $2,000" "The bill came to $2,000"
|Related terms:||be average outnumber make work_out number number sum sum|
|7.||[ verb ] develop into|
"This idea will never amount to anything" "nothing came of his grandiose plans"
|Related terms:||become aggregate|