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Definition of "amount" []

  • The total of two or more quantities; the aggregate. (noun)
  • A number; a sum. (noun)
  • A principal plus its interest, as in a loan. (noun)
  • The full effect or meaning; import. (noun)
  • Quantity: a great amount of intelligence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amount" in a sentence
  • "Upon a careful examination of my pockets, I find that I have not that amount _nor any other amount_ about my person."
  • "Hesitant ever, she dared not name any amount of the Lord, but that ever present Spirit of God guided her heart, made her _fix the amount_, and then touched the heart of the stranger and fixed the amount also in his mind, and then, by his own guidance saved the letter from being lost, and behold! when opened the _prayer of the one and the gift of the other was the same_."
  • "It will display the amount and halt the program ... echo "amount: $amount"; exit;"