Notebook, 1993-



The combined total . . . . Total quantity; measure . . . . Yield, Sum . . . . To the Mount, go up . . . . To have a value, significance, effect, extent . . . . To combine to yield a sum

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Amount n. 1. the sum total of two or more quantities or sums. 2. the sum of the principal and interest of a loan. 3. quantity; measure: a great amount of resistance. 4. the full effect, value, or significance. 5. a sum of money. -v.i. 6. to combine to yield a sum; total [usually fol. by to]: His debts amount to $5000. 7. to have a value, effect, or extent [usually fol. by to]: All his fine words amount to nothing. [ME amount(en) < OF amonte(r) (to) go up < amont upward, for a mont < L ad montem to the mount] [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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