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  • 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

  1. collect or gather
    • example: The crowds amass in the streets
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]The teacher gathered the kids
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] togetherThe teacher gathered the kids together
      [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb]The kids are assembling

      Verbs of Existence (with the same syntax): accumulate, aggregate, assemble, cluster, collect, congregate, convene, flock, gather, group, herd, huddle, mass.

    • 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:
      • backlog = accumulate and create a backlog
      • accrete = grow or become attached by accretion
      • drift = be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current
  2. get or gather together

Alternative definition of the verb amass


  1. [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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Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Amass, amas′, gatherin large quantity: to accumulate.—adjs.Amass′able.—pa.p.

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer


Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (2013)

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 ...

Google previewThe Primary English Encyclopedia (2008)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indian Cinema (2014)

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 ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

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, ...

Google previewA Rhyming Dictionary (1824)

Answering at the Same Time, the Purposes of Spelling and Pronouncing the English Language ... [with] an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

Ass, brass, class, grass, lass, mass, puss, alas, amass, cuirass, repuss, surpass, morass, &c. Allowable rhymes, base, face, deface, &c. loss, toss, &c. See Preface to Index, Obs. 3. A SE, See A C E. A S H. Ash, cash, dash, clash, crash, ...

Google previewThe Phonographic Dictionary and Phrase Book (1901)

by Benn Pitman, Jerome Bird Howard

although amass 3 amassed' 3 amass'ment ...

Google previewThe Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language (1904)

In which the Whole Language is Arranged According to Its Terminations by John Walker

brass, class, grass, lass, mass, pass, alas, amass, cuirass, repass, surpass, morass, &c. Allowable rhymes, base, lace, deface, &c, loss, toss, *c. See Preface to Index, Obs. 3. ASE, see ACE. ASH. Ash, cash, dash, clash, crash, flash, gash, ...

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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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