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Dictionary definition for: Amount

1. (n) how much of something is available; "an adequate amount of food for four people"

2. (v) be tantamount or equivalent to; "Her action amounted to a rebellion"

3. (n) a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum" "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

4. (v) add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000" "The bill came to $2,000"

5. (n) how much there is of something that you can quantify

6. (v) develop into; "This idea will never amount to anything" "nothing came of his grandiose plans"

7. (n) a quantity obtained by addition

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