A·mount v. i. [imp. & p. p. Amounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Amounting.]
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.
A·mount, v. t. To signify; to amount to. [Obs.]
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.
n 1: how much of something is available; "an adequate amount of
food for four people"
2: a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount
he had in cash was insufficient" [syn: sum, sum of
money, amount of money]
3: how much there is of something that you can quantify [syn: measure,
4: a quantity obtained by addition [syn: sum, total]
v 1: be tantamount or equivalent to; "Her action amounted to a
2: add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to
$2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000" [syn: total, number,
add up, come]
3: develop into; "This idea will never amount to anything";
"nothing came of his grandiose plans" [syn: come, add