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Pronunciation : A*mount"
Part of Speech : v. i. [imp. & p. p. Amounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Amounting.]
Etymology : [OF. amonter to increase, advance, ascend, fr. amont (equiv. to L. ad montem to the mountain) upward, F. amont up the river. See Mount, n.]
Definition : 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.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : A*mount"
Part of Speech : v. t.
Definition : Defn: To signify; to amount to. [Obs.]


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : A*mount"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. The sum total of two or more sums or quantities; the aggregate; the whole quantity; a totality; as, the amount of 7 and 9 is 16; the amount of a bill; the amount of this year's revenue.

2. The effect, substance, value, significance, or result; the sum; as, the amount of the testimony is this. The whole amount of that enormous fame. Pope.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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