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Usage statistics for the noun amount:

spoken English46.27%written English53.73% conversational speech24.26%task-oriented speech75.74% imaginative writing16.13%informational writing83.87%
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The word amount is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun amount

What does amount mean as a name of something?

Amount is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: amounts

  1. a quantity of money
    • example: the amount he had in cash was insufficient
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of amount: amount of money / sum / sum of money
    • more generic word: assets = anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
    • more specific terms:
      • gain = the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
      • receipts / revenue / gross = the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
      • cash surrender value = the amount that the insurance company will pay on a given life insurance policy if the policy is cancelled prior to the death of the insured
      • contribution = an amount of money contributed
      • deductible = an amount that can be deducted
      • defalcation = the sum of money that is misappropriated
      • red ink / loss / red = the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
      • figure = an amount of money expressed numerically
      • insurance coverage / coverage = the total amount and type of insurance carried
      • cash advance / advance = an amount paid before it is earned
      • paysheet / payroll = the total amount of money paid in wages
      • peanuts = an insignificant sum of money
      • purse = a sum of money offered as a prize
      • purse = a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
  2. the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
  3. how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
  4. a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of amount: sum / total
    • more generic word: quantity = the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
    • more specific terms:
      • grand total = the sum of the sums of several groups of numbers
      • subtotal = the sum of part of a group of numbers

Alternative definition of the noun amount

noun

  1. The total, aggregate or sum of material. Not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items.
  2. A quantity or volume.

Definition of the verb amount

What does amount mean as a doing word?

Amount is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: amounted | amounting | amounts

  1. be tantamount or equivalent to
    • example: Her action amounted to a rebellion
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more specific word: make = amount to
  2. add up in number or quantity
    • example: The bills amounted to $2,000
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of amount: add up / come / number / total
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific terms:
  3. develop into
    • example: This idea will never amount to anything
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of amount: add up / come
    • more generic words: become / turn = undergo a change or development
    • more specific word: aggregate = amount in the aggregate to

Alternative definition of the verb amount

verb

  1. To total or evaluate.
  2. To succeed or have value.

Explanation

  1. Amount: The monetary amount being reported or measured.
  2. The amount of the investment.
  3. Amount: The price of the newspaper in this edition. If the paper is free, enter 0.
  4. Amount of currency charged per the unit of time.
  5. The amount of money provided by this funding source.

Phrases with Amount

  1. amount of money
  2. face-amount certificate company
  3. to amount
  4. Notional amount
  5. large indefinite amount
  6. small indefinite amount

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amount

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Google previewTitle 26 Internal Revenue Part 1 (§§ 1.61 to 1.169) (Revised as of April 1, 2014) (2014)

26-CFR-Vol-2 by Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC

A COD income amount is a partner's distributive share of COD income with respect to an applicable debt instrument of an electing partnership; (7) Debt instrument. Debt instrument means a bond, debenture, note, certificate, or any other ...

Google previewThe Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2015 (2014)

by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

A Amount is an inappropriate descriptor for satellites. B Amount is an inappropriate descriptor for satellites. Both should be followed by two nouns, but here it is followed by only one, so the comparison is grammatically incorrect. C Correct.

Google previewAustralian Income Tax Legislation 2011: Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (div 719 1-end) (2011)

Total debt amount 820-200(2) The total debt amount is the result of the method statement in this subsection. Method statement Step 1. Work out the average value, for the income year, of all the assets of the entity. Step 1A. Reduce the result of ...

Google previewCharitable Gift Planning (2007)

A Practical Guide for the Estate Planner

The unitrust amount is a fixed percentage that is not less than 5 percent, or more than 50 percent, of the fair market value of the trust assets, revalued annually. The Code and Regulations create four variations of the unitrust, as discussed in ...

Google previewThe Lover's Dictionary Containing a Vast Amount of Information of Interest to Those in Love ... (1903)

by G. R. M. Devereux

The Lover's Dictionary Containing a Vast Amount of Information of Interest to those in Love. Amongst other points dealt with are: The Languages of Flowers, Fans, Precious Stones, Stamps, etc.; the Superstitions and Omens of Love; Curious ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Amount. Amount ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

BAD DEBT EXPENSE: Amount owed to a health care entity that will not be paid. See Accounts Receivable. BALANCE: In health insurance, the residual amount of money due a company from its agent after all credits and charges are ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Insurance and Finance (2014)

by John Clark

rate Amount of money charged or paid, calculated according to a certain rule or ratio. In insurance, it is the sum a policyholder pays an insur' ance company, usually stated per £100 or £1000 ofcover. rate ...

Google previewNolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary (2009)

by Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Hill

some states limit the amount of promotional stock the promoter can receive ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Building (2012)

by Peter Brett

JOYCEE ARCHITECT: PSB DESIGN 25 DAWNCRAFT WAY WHILTON NORTHANTS QUNTY UNIT RATE AMOUNT ITEM PRELIMINARIES (cont) PROVISIONAL SUMS ...

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Usage statistics about amount

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun amount:

spoken English46.27%written English53.73% conversational speech24.26%task-oriented speech75.74% imaginative writing16.13%informational writing83.87%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun amount:

quantitytotalsummeasureamount

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb amount:

numbertotalamountcome

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Revolutions require work, revolutions require sacrifice, revolutions, and our own included, require a certain amount of rationing, a certain amount of calluses, a certain amount of sacrifice. (Lee Harvey Oswald)
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Scrabble value of A1M3O1U1N1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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