- the sum total of two or more quantities or sums; aggregate.
- the sum of the principal and interest of a loan.
- quantity; measure: a great amount of resistance.
- the full effect, value, or significance.
verb (used without object)
- to total; add (usually followed by to): The repair bill amounts to $300.
- to reach, extend, or be equal in number, quantity, effect, etc.; be equivalent (usually followed by to): It is stated differently but amounts to the same thing.
- to develop into; become (usually followed by to): With his intelligence, he should amount to something when he grows up.
- extent; quantity; supply
- the total of two or more quantities; sum
- the full value, effect, or significance of something
- a principal sum plus the interest on it, as in a loan
- (intr usually foll by to) to be equal or add up in effect, meaning, or quantity
late 13c., “to go up, rise, mount (a horse),” from Old French amonter, from a mont “upward,” literally “to the mountain,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + montem (nominative mons) “mountain” (see mount (n.)). Meaning “to rise in number or quality (so as to reach)” is from c.1300. Related: Amounted; amounting.
1710, from amount (v.).