amount
noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, copious amounts, enormous, huge, immense, incredible, large, massive, significant, substantial, tremendous, vast

a considerable amount of money

He drank copious amounts of beer.

high, low

exposure to high amounts of oxygen

adequate, reasonable
disproportionate, excessive, inordinate
increasing
decent, fair, good (esp. AmE)

There was a fair amount of traffic on the roads.

certain

You have a certain amount of freedom to explore new techniques.

limited, minimal, minute, moderate, negligible, small, tiny
full, total

You must pay back the full amount of money that you owe.

maximum, minimum

He aimed to cause the maximum amount of embarrassment.

exact
right

The sauce has just the right amount of salt.

equal, equivalent

Mix the ingredients in equal amounts.

an amount equivalent to 3% per annum

varying

Tap water also contains varying amounts of rust and grit.

VERB + AMOUNT
double, increase
decrease, limit, reduce

They want to limit the amount of cash available.

AMOUNT + VERB
double, increase

The amount of reclaimed glass used in industry has doubled in the last five years.

decrease, fall

The average amount of sunshine fell this year.

PREPOSITION
amount of

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  • amount — I (quantity) noun aggregate, bulk, count, extent, magnitude, mass, measure, measurement, net quantity, number, numeration, strength, substance, sum, summa, total, whole associated concepts: amount of evidence, amount of loss foreign phrases:… …   Law dictionary

  • amount — amount, number Amount is normally used with uncountable nouns (i.e. nouns which have no plural) to mean ‘quantity’ (e.g. a reasonable amount of forgiveness, glue, resistance, straw, etc.), and number with plural nouns (e.g. a certain number of… …   Modern English usage

  • Amount — A*mount , n. 1. The sum total of two or more sums or quantities; the aggregate; the whole quantity; a totality; as, the amount of 7 and 9 is 16; the amount of a bill; the amount of this year s revenue. [1913 Webster] 2. The effect, substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amount — [n1] quantity aplenty, bags*, bulk, bundle, chunk, expanse, extent, flock, gob*, heap, hunk, jillion*, load, lot, magnitude, mass, measure, mess*, mint*, mucho*, number, oodles*, pack, passel, peck, pile, scads*, score, slat*, slew*, supply, ton* …   New thesaurus

  • Amount — A*mount , v. t. To signify; to amount to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amount — ► NOUN 1) the total number, size, value, or extent of something. 2) a quantity. ► VERB (amount to) 1) come to be (a total) when added together. 2) be the equivalent of. ORIGIN from Old French amont upward , from Latin a …   English terms dictionary

  • amount — [ə mount′] vi. [ME amounten, to ascend < OFr amonter < amont, upward < a (L ad), to + mont < L montem, acc. sing. of mons, MOUNTAIN] 1. to add up; equal in total [the bill amounts to $4.50] 2. to be equal in meaning, value, or effect… …   English World dictionary

  • Amount — A*mount , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Amounted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amounting}.] [OF. amonter to increase, advance, ascend, fr. amont (equiv. to L. ad montem to the mountain) upward, F. amont up the river. See {Mount}, n.] 1. To go up; to ascend. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • amount — a|mount1 W1S1 [əˈmaunt] n [U and C] 1.) a quantity of something such as time, money, or a substance amount of ▪ They spend equal amounts of time in California and New York. a considerable/large/enormous etc amount ▪ a considerable amount of money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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