# Definitions and Synonyms of *amount* | Another word for *amount* | What is *amount? *

*Definition 1: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify - [noun denoting tops]*

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*(**amount* is a kind of ...) a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

*amount*is a kind of ...) a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

*(... is a kind of **amount* ) (mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity

*amount*) (mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity

*(... is a kind of **amount* ) the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object

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

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*"the gas expanded to twice its original volume"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) a relative amount

*"mix one volume of the solution with ten volumes of water"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) a unit for measuring time periods

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) an instant of time

*"at that point I had to leave"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

*"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the extent or degree to which something is magnetized

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) a measure of the antiknock properties of gasoline

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the amount of wood in an area as measured in cords

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) 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

*"the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5"**"if that phone call is for me, chances are it's my wife"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else

*"he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) a specific measure of amount

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) an estimated quantity

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) a quantity relative to some purpose

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

### (... are attributes of *amount*) conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind

*"windows of standard width"**"standard sizes"**"the standard fixtures"**"standard brands"**"standard operating procedure"*### (... are attributes of *amount*) varying from or not adhering to a standard

*"nonstandard windows"**"envelopes of nonstandard sizes"**"nonstandard lengths of board"**Definition 2: the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion - [noun denoting attribute]*

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*an adequate amount of food for four people*

*(**amount* is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

*amount*is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

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*"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"**"about the magnitude of a small pea"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) an amount beyond the minimum necessary

*"the margin of victory"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) lack of an adequate quantity or number

*"the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the property of being a relatively small amount

*"he was attracted by the smallness of the taxes"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the amount by which something decreases

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the amount by which something increases

*"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) an adequate or large amount

*"he had a quantity of ammunition"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the minimum amount (of something) required to start or maintain a venture

*"the battle for the computer market has now reached critical mass"**"there is now a critical mass of successful women to take the lead"**"they sold the business because it lacked critical mass"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) an amount less than zero

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) an amount greater than zero

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

*"the number of parameters is small"**"the figure was about a thousand"**Definition 3: a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers - [noun denoting cognition]*

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*(**amount* is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

*amount*is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

*(... is a kind of **amount* ) the sum of the sums of several groups of numbers

*amount*) the sum of the sums of several groups of numbers

*(... is a kind of **amount* ) the sum of part of a group of numbers

*amount*) the sum of part of a group of numbers

*Definition 4: a quantity of money - [noun denoting possession]*

*Samples where amount or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

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

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*(**amount* is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

*amount*is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

*(... is a kind of **amount* ) a sum of money offered as a prize

*amount*) a sum of money offered as a prize

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*"the purse barely covered the winner's expenses"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) an insignificant sum of money; a trifling amount

*"her salary is peanuts compared to his"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the total amount of money paid in wages

*"the company had a large payroll"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) an amount paid before it is earned

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the total amount and type of insurance carried

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) an amount of money expressed numerically

*"a figure of $17 was suggested"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

*"the company operated at a loss last year"**"the company operated in the red last year"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the sum of money that is misappropriated

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) (taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) an amount of money contributed

*"he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) 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

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse

*"he made the contribution out of his own purse"**"he and his wife shared a common purse"**Definition 5: develop into - [verb of stative]*

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

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*(**amount* is a kind of ...) undergo a change or development

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*"The water turned into ice"**"Her former friend became her worst enemy"**"He turned traitor"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) amount in the aggregate to

*Definition 6: add up in number or quantity - [verb of stative]*

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

*Synonyms for amount in the sense of this definition*

*(**amount* is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

*amount*is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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*"John is rich"**"This is not a good answer"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) be calculated

*"The fees work out to less than $1,000"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) be larger in number

### (... is a kind of *amount* ) amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain

*"The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"*### (... is a kind of *amount* ) add up to

*"four and four make eight"**Definition 7: be tantamount or equivalent to - [verb of stative]*

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*Her action amounted to a rebellion*

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*"This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"*

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