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"

Related terms: make
5. [ noun ] (mathematics) a quantity obtained by addition
Synonyms: total sum
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
Synonyms: add_up come

"This idea will never amount to anything" "nothing came of his grandiose plans"

Related terms: become aggregate
Similar spelling:   ament