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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.