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Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
Tori Amos

Meaning of "amount" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AMOUNT

From Old French amonter to go up, from amont upwards, from a to + mont mountain (from Latin mōns).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AMOUNT

amount  [əˈmaʊnt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AMOUNT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Amount is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb amount in English.

WHAT DOES AMOUNT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quantity

Quantity is a property that can exist as a magnitude or multitude. Quantities can be compared in terms of "more", "less" or "equal", or, by assigning a numerical value in terms of a unit of measurement. Quantity is among the basic classes of things along with quality, substance, change, and relation. Being a fundamental term, quantity is used to refer to any type of quantitative properties or attributes of things. Some quantities are such by their inner nature, while others are functioning as states of things such as heavy and light, long and short, broad and narrow, small and great, or much and little. A small quantity is sometimes referred to as a quantulum. Two basic divisions of quantity, magnitude and multitude, imply the principal distinction between continuity and discontinuity. Under the names of multitude come what is discontinuous and discrete and divisible into indivisibles, all cases of collective nouns: army, fleet, flock, government, company, party, people, chorus, crowd, mess, and number.

Definition of amount in the English dictionary

The first definition of amount in the dictionary is extent; quantity; supply. Other definition of amount is the total of two or more quantities; sum. Amount is also the full value, effect, or significance of something.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AMOUNT

PRESENT

Present
I amount
you amount
he/she/it amounts
we amount
you amount
they amount
Present continuous
I am amounting
you are amounting
he/she/it is amounting
we are amounting
you are amounting
they are amounting
Present perfect
I have amounted
you have amounted
he/she/it has amounted
we have amounted
you have amounted
they have amounted
Present perfect continuous
I have been amounting
you have been amounting
he/she/it has been amounting
we have been amounting
you have been amounting
they have been amounting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I amounted
you amounted
he/she/it amounted
we amounted
you amounted
they amounted
Past continuous
I was amounting
you were amounting
he/she/it was amounting
we were amounting
you were amounting
they were amounting
Past perfect
I had amounted
you had amounted
he/she/it had amounted
we had amounted
you had amounted
they had amounted
Past perfect continuous
I had been amounting
you had been amounting
he/she/it had been amounting
we had been amounting
you had been amounting
they had been amounting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will amount
you will amount
he/she/it will amount
we will amount
you will amount
they will amount
Future continuous
I will be amounting
you will be amounting
he/she/it will be amounting
we will be amounting
you will be amounting
they will be amounting
Future perfect
I will have amounted
you will have amounted
he/she/it will have amounted
we will have amounted
you will have amounted
they will have amounted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been amounting
you will have been amounting
he/she/it will have been amounting
we will have been amounting
you will have been amounting
they will have been amounting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would amount
you would amount
he/she/it would amount
we would amount
you would amount
they would amount
Conditional continuous
I would be amounting
you would be amounting
he/she/it would be amounting
we would be amounting
you would be amounting
they would be amounting
Conditional perfect
I would have amount
you would have amount
he/she/it would have amount
we would have amount
you would have amount
they would have amount
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been amounting
you would have been amounting
he/she/it would have been amounting
we would have been amounting
you would have been amounting
they would have been amounting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you amount
we let´s amount
you amount
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to amount
Past participle
amounted
Present Participle
amounting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AMOUNT


account
əˈkaʊnt
catamount
ˈkætəˌmaʊnt
count
kaʊnt
covermount
ˈkʌvəˌmaʊnt
current-account
ˈkʌrəntəˌkaʊnt
demount
diːˈmaʊnt
discount
dɪsˈkaʊnt
dismount
dɪsˈmaʊnt
fount
faʊnt
mount
maʊnt
overmount
ˌəʊvəˈmaʊnt
paramount
ˈpærəˌmaʊnt
re-count
riːˈkaʊnt
recount
rɪˈkaʊnt
remount
riːˈmaʊnt
seamount
ˈsiːˌmaʊnt
surmount
sɜːˈmaʊnt
tantamount
ˈtæntəˌmaʊnt
unmount
ʌnˈmaʊnt
viscount
ˈvaɪkaʊnt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AMOUNT

amort
amortal
amortisable
amortisement
amortizable
amortization
amortize
amortized mortgage loan
amortizement
Amos
amosite
amotion
amount of substance
amour
amour-propre
amourette
amove
amowt
amoxicillin
amoxycillin

WORDS THAT END LIKE AMOUNT

at a discount
bank account
body count
business account
call to account
checking account
current account
investment account
loan account
no-account
on account
pollen count
revenue account
savings account
Sermon on the Mount
taxable amount
time discount
to account
trading account
volume discount

Synonyms and antonyms of amount in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AMOUNT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «amount» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of amount

Translation of «amount» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AMOUNT

Find out the translation of amount to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of amount from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «amount» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

数量
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cantidad
570 millions of speakers

English

amount
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राशि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَبْلَغ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

количество
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quantia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিমাণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

somme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jumlah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Betrag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jumlah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

số lượng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அளவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रक्कम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tutar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quantità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ilość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обсяг
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cantitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποσό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bedrag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mängd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mengde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of amount

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AMOUNT»

The term «amount» is very widely used and occupies the 1.923 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AMOUNT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «amount» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «amount» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about amount

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10 QUOTES WITH «AMOUNT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word amount.
1
Tori Amos
Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
2
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
Shouldn't you put the same amount of effort into your giving as you might for your for-profit investments? After all, philanthropy is an investment, and one in which lives - not profits - are at stake.
3
Reza Aslan
Nobody, absolutely nobody, straps a bomb on their body because they were recruited from the Internet. It takes an enormous amount of personal face-to-face contact and time in order to recruit a young person into the cause of jihad.
4
Roger Bannister
You get very tired, and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up. Your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing. If you don't keep running, keep your blood circulating, the muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy.
5
John Barrowman
I have a real passion for driving. Earlier on in my life I wanted to be a race car driver. But I don't pay an extortionate amount of money for cars. I'm pretty frugal.
6
Arthur Blank
We're the largest home improvement company today, and we did $30 billion last year, or less than 10 percent of the total amount of building materials sold in the U.S. So when people ask, how much runway left does Home Depot have, it's an awful lot.
7
Jo Brand
I think the key attributes for a good speaker are someone that's articulate and someone that puts a fair amount of humour into what they do.
8
Marshall Brickman
I now believe that there's only a certain amount of good luck in the world, and so if something good happens to me, that means something bad has to happen to somebody, somewhere.
9
Brene Brown
Why, when we know that there's no such thing as perfect, do most of us spend an incredible amount of time and energy trying to be everything to everyone? Is it that we really admire perfection? No - the truth is that we are actually drawn to people who are real and down-to-earth. We love authenticity and we know that life is messy and imperfect.
10
Bill Bryson
Open your refrigerator door, and you summon forth more light than the total amount enjoyed by most households in the 18th century. The world at night, for much of history, was a very dark place indeed.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AMOUNT»

Discover the use of amount in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to amount and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Suitable Amount of Crime
In this book Nils Christie argues that crime is a fluid and shallow concept - acts that could be construed as criminal are unlimited and crime is therefore in endless supply.
Nils Christie, 2004
2
The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for Any Purpose
Get this book and you will be prepared for ANY ask, no matter the size or cause. It's the 'go-to' book for truly effective fundraisers.
Laura Fredricks, 2006
3
Largest Amount of Good: Quaker Relief in Ireland, 1654-1921
In Ireland, a nation long torn by rancour dividing Catholics and many Protestants, one Protestant sect has consistently been held in affection by the Catholic Irish: the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers.
Helen E. Hatton, 1993
4
Effects of Amount of Vocabulary Instruction for ...
Researchers have long acknowledged the important role that vocabulary plays in assisting in reading comprehension.
Michelle J. Sobolak, 2008
5
Violence on Television: An Analysis of Amount, Nature, ...
Violence on Television presents findings from the largest ever study of the depiction of violence on television carried out in Britain. It looks not only at the amount of violence on television, but also at the form it takes.
Barrie Gunter, Jackie Harrison, 2013
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The Amount to Carry: Stories
An anthology of short fiction by the critically acclaimed author of Radiance examines the intersection of science and fiction in the human mind, in a collection that ranges from the surface of the moon to the New Jersey suburbs and beyond.
Carter Scholz, 2004
7
An Introduction to Forensic DNA Analysis, Second Edition
Because the current STR systems are relatively tolerant of poor-quality DNA, and a larger amount of DNA is needed to run a yield gel than to simply type it, most laboratories no longer routinely run yield gels. However, establishing the amount  ...
Norah Rudin, Keith Inman, 2001
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Tables of salaries and wages; shewing the amount due for any ...
William Smith (merchant.) 11 40 5 5| 449 3 30 4 490 £490 Per Annum. Months. Amount. Days. Amount. тл £40 16 8 No. 1 2 3 £1 6 10 2 13 8J 4 „ Ц 2 81 13 4 4 5 6 5 7 4f 3 122 10 6 14 2| 8 1 1 55 7 8 9 7 Щ 10 14 Щ 4 163 6 8 9 10 11 12 1 7* 13  ...
William Smith (merchant.), 1837
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Ivor Horton's Beginning Java
When. I. ran. the. example,. I. got. the. following. output: Start debit of A/C No. 1 $549 amount: 58 End. for(int i = 0 ; ++i) { "Total credits "Total debits "Final balance "Should be initialBalanceCi] + totalCreditsCi] + totalDebits[i] + accounts. get(i).
Ivor Horton, 2011
10
ABCs of Arbitrage: Tax Rules for Investment of Bond Proceeds ...
The 10 percent limit is based generally on the stated principal amount of an issue . If bonds are issued at prices that differ from their principal amount by more than a de minimis amount, the regulations require the 10 percent test to be based on ...
Frederic L. Ballard, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AMOUNT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term amount is used in the context of the following news items.
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MLB All-Star Game will be just the right amount of Royal …
It's the right amount of Royal, for me. Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain will both be starting the All-Star Game. (USATSI). Look, the Royals should ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
2
Celebrating 1916 -- 'Unusual amount of noise and enthusiasm …
This is the latest in a series of posts about the 1916 presidential election between Democratic incumbent Woodrow Wilson and Republican ... «Glens Falls Post-Star, Jul 15»
3
Trailer Fire Causes Large Amount Of Damage In Ogden - WIBW.com
OGDEN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Around 5:30 Sunday morning, the Manhattan Fire Department was called to two trailer fires in Ogden, Ks. «WIBW, Jul 15»
4
Insurance industry supports EQC shake-up
The Government's proposing to double the amount it contributes toward paying for homes damaged by natural disasters, including earthquakes ... «Interest.co.nz, Jul 15»
5
The Planning (Amount of Fixed Penalty) Regulations (Northern …
These Regulations prescribe the amount of the penalty payable under a fixed penalty notice. The purpose of this Statutory Rule is to set specific ... «PlanningResource, Jul 15»
6
Mayor Garcia On Facebook: Disappointed In Amount of Illegal …
(July 5, 2015, 2:45 p.m.) -- Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia says he's disapointed by the amount of illegal fireworks this year in the city, says he's going to ... «LBReport.com, Jul 15»
7
Texas comptroller to calculate amount of subsidies to cities - The …
The comptroller's office calculates the amount of government subsidy due to each municipality and county by calculating out 1 percent of the ... «The Killeen Daily Herald, Jul 15»
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He drank 'an enormous amount': Hull court listings (July 4, 2015)
Sansam had drunk "an enormous amount of alcohol" and knocked his first victim unconscious. He must pay a victim surcharge of £80. «Hull Daily Mail, Jul 15»
9
Bank of England to cut amount of personal savings protected by …
The Bank of England has been forced cut by £10,000 the amount of a saver's money that would be protected if a bank went bust, because of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
Sunny weather sees solar power supply record amount of UK's …
An increase in the amount of solar panels, with the latest statistics showing there are more than 709,000 solar installations across UK, and the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»

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