Part of speech: verb

To reach in the aggregate; be equivalent; with to.

Part of speech: noun

A sum total; aggregate result.

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Usage examples "amount":

  1. " I tell you that wouldn't amount to any thing, as there are but few that can learn any thing but work, and that they are made for. - "A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences", Laura S. Haviland.
  2. Mr. Doulton will be responsible for the amount. - "Malcolm Sage, Detective", Herbert George Jenkins.
  3. No amount of promises could make my words any stronger. - "The Gold of Chickaree", Susan Warner.