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EN[əˈmaʊnt] [-aʊnt]
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    Definition of amount in English Dictionary

  • NounPLamounts
    1. The total, aggregate or sum of material (not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items in standard English).
      1. The amount of atmospheric pollution threatens a health crisis. ‎
    2. A quantity or volume.
      1. Pour a small amount of water into the dish. ‎
      2. The dogs need different amounts of food. ‎
    3. (nonstandard, sometimes proscribed) The number (the sum) of elements in a set.
    4. VerbSGamountsPRamountingPT, PPamounted
      1. VI (followed by to) To total or evaluate.
        1. It amounts to three dollars and change.
      2. VI (followed by to) To be the same as or equivalent to.
        1. He was a pretty good student, but never amounted to much professionally.
        2. His response amounted to gross insubordination
      3. OBS VI To go up; to ascend.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Third, plants exposed to elevated CO 2 can produce larger amounts of organic compounds that enter the soil via rhizodeposition and litterfall [16 ].
          • The type I wall contains a large amount of pectic polymers, such as rhamnogalacturonans and arabinogalactans, and xyloglucans.
          • One sample, W52 (fabric group 3), separates out from the other sherds, which overlap with a considerable amount of intrasample variation.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • If they would've made Gex 2 with the same style as the original, instead of crappifying it a la Crash Bandicoot, it would've sold huge amounts.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
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          1. en amounts
          2. en amounted
          3. en amounteth
          4. en amounting
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of amount for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "amount" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
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