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

Synonyms for amount in the sense of this definition

(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

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

"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]

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

  • an adequate amount of food for four people

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

"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]

Synonyms for amount in the sense of this definition

(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

(... is a kind of 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

Synonyms for amount in the sense of this definition

(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

"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]

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

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

Synonyms for amount in the sense of this definition

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

"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]

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

  • 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)

"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]

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

  • Her action amounted to a rebellion

(... is a kind of amount ) amount to

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

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