Definition of 'amount'
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The huge amount was down to data usage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This could still amount to thousands of pounds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is partly due to the amount of money directed towards cancer research. Times, Sunday Times (2017)About the amount of work for just one day. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All cut the same number of calories from food intake and also burned up an equal amount. The Sun (2017)He has a track record of making very large amounts of money. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Your muscles need a certain amount of oxygen. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The huge increase in the amount of data available on the web is largely the result of the number of people who have internet access. Computing (2010)We have a limited amount of seats available. Christianity Today (2000)There was not a huge amount to do apart from play outside or read. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The amount of people that have come out of the woodwork selling stories. The Sun (2011)We have done fantastic amounts of work to make sure we have fantastic pricing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The main appeal to investors is the huge amounts of cash the companies throw off. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Surely a very long lunch can provide equal amounts of joy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Players were bought for very large amounts of money. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Thus a relatively small amount of land can do service out of all proportion to its size. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They have the advantage of not adding to the amount of sodium in the diet. E For Additives (1987)They had a certain amount of freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They need a huge amount of support. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet there is an enormous amount still going on. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are far too many uncertainties to put a figure on the amount of land available. Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1990)He got a huge amount of publicity and attention. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They faced a prodigious amount of work and the odds were against them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Our joint account works because we earn equal amounts. The Sun (2013)Researchers have for the first time identified a genetic mutation linked to the amount of sleep people need. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But you might be surprised to hear of the amount of money that gets sent through the post. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The total amount is understood to be about 850,000 when interest is included. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The sum amounted to just under half of that year's budget. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Campaigners say it amounts to self-regulation and will be open to abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In the 20th century these companies grew by raising huge sums in small amounts from widely dispersed shareholders. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'amount'
British English: amount /əˈmaʊnt/ NOUN
An amount of something is how much of it you have, need, or get.
I still do a certain amount of work.
- American English: amount
- Arabic: مَبْلَغ مبلغ
- Brazilian Portuguese: quantia
- Chinese: 数量
- Croatian: količina
- Czech: množství
- Danish: mængde
- Dutch: hoeveelheid
- European Spanish: cantidad suma
- Finnish: määrä
- French: somme addition
- German: Betrag
- Greek: ποσό
- Italian: quantità
- Japanese: 量
- Korean: 양
- Norwegian: mengde
- Polish: ilość
- European Portuguese: quantia
- Romanian: cantitate
- Russian: количество
- Spanish: cantidad
- Swedish: mängd
- Thai: จำนวน/ ปริมาณ
- Turkish: miktar
- Ukrainian: обсяг
- Vietnamese: số lượng
British English: amount VERB
If something amounts to a particular total, all the parts of it add up to that total.
Consumer spending on sports-related items amounted to billions.
Definition of amount from the Collins English Dictionary
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