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amount /əˈmaʊnt/

U總數,總額;C數量(vi.)合計,總共達

amount

金額

From: Network Terminology

amount

金額 數量

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.]

A·mount, 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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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

amount

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,

quantity]

4: a quantity obtained by addition [syn: sum, total]

v 1: be tantamount or equivalent to; "Her action amounted to a

rebellion"

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

up]