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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.

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Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewA Critical Dictionary of Sociology (2002)

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 ...

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 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 previewEncyclopaedia 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 ...

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 previewFlip 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, ...

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 previewAn Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012)

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.

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 previewThe Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Central America and the Caribbean (2015)

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 ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus (2014)

by Craig A. Evans

amass. healing« of lepers (tentobe exact¥ ...

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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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Small photo of Ornament of paper firecrackers hanging on the wall. Often used during Chinese New Year. Chinese text meaning: amass fortunes and good fortune.Small photo of Successful businesswoman kissing her piggy bank as she celebrates her success in business and ability to save for a secure future or amass a fortuneSmall photo of Successful businesswoman kissing her piggy bank as she celebrates her success in business and ability to save for a secure future or amass a fortuneSmall photo of Amass large fortune. Abstract light blue backgroundSmall photo of amass colorful word on the wooden background More...

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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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