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AMOUNT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amount mean? 

AMOUNT (noun)
  The noun AMOUNT has 4 senses:

1. how much of something is available
2. a quantity of money
3. how much there is of something that you can quantify
4. a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

  Familiarity information: AMOUNT used as a noun is uncommon.


AMOUNT (verb)
  The verb AMOUNT has 3 senses:

1. be tantamount or equivalent to
2. add up in number or quantity
3. develop into

  Familiarity information: AMOUNT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMOUNT (noun)


Sense 1amount [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

How much of something is available

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

an adequate amount of food for four people

Hypernyms ("amount" is a kind of...):

magnitude (the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amount"):

figure; number (the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals)

margin (an amount beyond the minimum necessary)

deficiency; inadequacy; insufficiency (lack of an adequate quantity or number)

smallness (the property of being a relatively small amount)

decrease; decrement (the amount by which something decreases)

increase; increment (the amount by which something increases)

quantity (an adequate or large amount)

critical mass (the minimum amount (of something) required to start or maintain a venture)

negativeness; negativity (an amount less than zero)

positiveness; positivity (an amount greater than zero)


Sense 2amount [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quantity of money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

sum of money; sum; amount of money; amount

Context examples:

he borrowed a large sum / the amount he had in cash was insufficient

Hypernyms ("amount" is a kind of...):

assets (anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amount"):

purse (a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse)

purse (a sum of money offered as a prize)

peanuts (an insignificant sum of money; a trifling amount)

payroll; paysheet (the total amount of money paid in wages)

advance; cash advance (an amount paid before it is earned)

coverage; insurance coverage (the total amount and type of insurance carried)

figure (an amount of money expressed numerically)

loss; red; red ink (the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue)

defalcation (the sum of money that is misappropriated)

deductible ((taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax))

contribution (an amount of money contributed)

cash surrender value (the amount that the insurance company will pay on a given life insurance policy if the policy is cancelled prior to the death of the insured)

gain (the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating)


Sense 3amount [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

How much there is of something that you can quantify

Classified under:

Nouns with no superordinates

Synonyms:

quantity; amount; measure

Hypernyms ("amount" is a kind of...):

abstraction (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples)

Attribute:

standard (conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind)

nonstandard (varying from or not adhering to a standard)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amount"):

chance; probability (a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible)

magnetisation; magnetization (the extent or degree to which something is magnetized)

volume (the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object)

volume (a relative amount)

proof (a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume))

time unit; unit of time (a unit for measuring time periods)

point; point in time (an instant of time)

period of play; play; playing period ((in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds)

interval; time interval (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

linear measure; long measure (a measure of length)

octane number; octane rating (a measure of the antiknock properties of gasoline)

quantum ((physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory))

economic value; value (the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else)

fundamental measure; fundamental quantity (one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement)

definite quantity (a specific measure of amount)

indefinite quantity (an estimated quantity)

relative quantity (a quantity relative to some purpose)

metric; system of measurement (a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic)

cordage (the amount of wood in an area as measured in cords)


Sense 4amount [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

sum; total; amount

Hypernyms ("amount" is a kind of...):

quantity (something that has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amount"):

subtotal (the sum of part of a group of numbers)

grand total (the sum of the sums of several groups of numbers)


AMOUNT (verb)


Sense 1amount [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be tantamount or equivalent to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Her action amounted to a rebellion

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "amount"):

make (amount to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2amount [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add up in number or quantity

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

total; number; amount; add up; come

Context examples:

The bills amounted to $2,000 / The bill came to $2,000

Hypernyms (to "amount" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "amount"):

work out (be calculated)

outnumber (be larger in number)

average; average out (amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain)

make (add up to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3amount [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Develop into

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

add up; amount; come

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "amount" is one way to...):

become; turn (undergo a change or development)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "amount"):

aggregate (amount in the aggregate to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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