Amass appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):
- Set on a cross, a mask rots, for a jar of storks amass orca notes.
- Deliver sin, amass orca-node lianas, USA: nailed on a cross, a man is reviled.
- To pass a mania, gay men eye far-off fat staff, for a fey enemy again amass a pot.
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Definition of the verb amass
What does amass mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: amassed | amassing | amasses
- collect or gather
- example: The crowds amass in the streets
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] The teacher gathered the kids [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] together The teacher gathered the kids together [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb] The kids are assembling
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of amass: accumulate / conglomerate / cumulate / gather / pile up
- more generic word: increase = become bigger or greater in amount
- more specific words:
- get or gather together
- examples: She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis | They amass the money in the closet
- syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
- lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
- synonyms of amass: accumulate / collect / compile / hoard / pile up / roll up
- more generic terms: hive away / lay in / put in / salt away / stack away / stash away / store = keep or lay aside for future use
- more specific terms:
- run up = pile up
- corral = collect or gather
- collect / pull in = get or bring together
- scrape up / come up / scratch / scrape = gather (money or other resources) together over time
- chunk / lump = put together indiscriminately
- bale = make into a bale
- catch = take in and retain
- fund = accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability
- fund = place or store up in a fund for accumulation
Alternative definition of the verb amass
- [transitive] To collect into a mass or heap; to gather a great quantity of; to accumulate; as, to amass a treasure or a fortune; to amass words or phrases.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for amass
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The Republic of Letters (1835)
A Republication of Standard Literature by Mrs. A. H. Nicholas
Gassnr-'amass is an idea not very different from beauty ; it consists in much the same things. Gracefulness is an idea belonging to posture and motion. In both these, to be graceful, it is requisite that there be no appearance of difliculty ; there is ...
by Raymond Boudon, Francois Bourricaud
amass«. arts such as the cinema, audio-visual techniques, popular sport, etc., have largely contributed to the mixing up of the scales of traditional values. It is sure that, up until a late stage in the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
commission, connect, count, credit, depute, empower, endorse, entrust, esteem , gain, guarantee, impute, license, place, recognise, relate, repute, sanction, send , vouch accrue accumulate, advance, amass, augment, collect, ensue, expand, ...
Dictionary of Policing (2013)
by Tim Newburn, Peter Neyroud
amass. private property«, which was originally coined byClifford Shearing and Philip Stenning (1981), refers toproperty which, although privately owned, dependsfor its economic viability on the fact that the general publicare routinely invited ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
ifrom amass.'] A heap ; an accumulation ; a collection. — What is now, is but ah amasment of imaginary conceptions, prejudices, ungrounded opinions, and infinite impostures. Gianville's Scejjii Scientijica. AMASONIA, in botany : a genus ...
Amass, amas′,v.t.to gatherin large quantity: to accumulate.—adjs.Amass′able.—pa.p.
Flip Dictionary (2002)
by Barbara Kipfer
watchman gate's grating of slats raised and lowered: portcullis gateway: arch, entrance, entry, portal, pylon, toran gather: accumulate, amass, assemble, assume, bunch, bundle, collect, compile, compress, concentrate, conclude, congregate, ...
by W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter
amass. action« to an upsurge in autopsy experience, can easily be pushed too far. It is difficult to assess the direct impact of eighteenth-century hospital growth on the pathological tradition. Onesuspectsthat the expansionof urban centresin ...
by Margaret Mallett
amass«,. aweight«,. atessellate«. and. aestimate«. How mathematical texts. ¥. whether in print in the form of books, work sheetsor work cards or on the screen. ¥arewritten. and presentedisimportant. We want tasksthat challengeand extend ...
by G.H.R. Parkinson
amass«illustrates. theway in which empirical meaning cannot be assigned to theoretical statements one by one. One cannot assign empirical significance to. aG ̄m. 1 m 2 /r2«in isolation fromNewton«s laws of motion.
by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willemen
amass. struggle« isemulated bya variety of regionalist, ethnic and communal groups. The FICCI considers a proposalto raisealarge election fund tosupport a. abusiness. party«. Ghatak joinsthe FTIIinPune. Karnataka Chief Minister Veerendra ...
by Phil Gunson, Greg Chamberlain, Andrew Thompson
amass. organisations« aimed at establishing grassroots democracy. But after some success they foundered on inefficiency and increasingly tough ideological direction from the centre, which lost the government much support. Opposition ...
by Craig A. Evans
amass. healing« of lepers (tentobe exact¥ ...
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Usage statistics about amass
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Snow Geese Amass
The flock is getting denser as the snow geese look to settle down again.
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Quotes about amass
But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art, having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation, than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation. (Marcus V. Pollio)
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Scrabble value of A1M3A1S1S1
The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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