• (verb): Be tantamount or equivalent to.
    Example: "Her action amounted to a rebellion"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on amount:

United States Groundwater Law - Riparian Rights
... The amount of groundwater right is based on the size of the surface area where each landowner gets a corresponding amount of the available water ... Once adjudicated, the maximum amount of the water right is set, but the right can be decreased if the total amount of available water decreases as is likely during a drought ... Water is a rechargeable resource and so the amount of the water right may be reduced, marketing the groundwater right can be difficult ...
... is a debt evidenced by a note which specifies, among other things, the principal amount, interest rate, and date of repayment ... borrower initially receives or borrows an amount of money, called the principal, from the lender, and is obligated to pay back or repay an equal amount of ... or partial repayments in an annuity, each installment is the same amount ...
... In Sharia (Islamic Law) niṣāb (نِصاب) is the amount one's net worth must exceed for the Muslim owner to be obligated to give zakat ... Zakat is then determined based on the amount of wealth acquired the greater the assets, the greater the tax ... With today's weights, the zakāt-payable amount is 85 grams of gold or 595 g silver ...
Tax Brackets in South Africa - Tax Brackets For The 2012 Year of Assessment
... R27,000 plus 25% of the amount above R150,000 R235,001–R325,000 R48,250 plus 30% of the amount above R235,000 R325,001–R455,000 R75,250 plus 35% of the amount above R325,000 R455,001–R580,000 ...
Why Use The Imprest System
... In this example the maximum amount of petty cash that can be issued (spent) is $100 ... in this case $90 In a non imprest system where a fixed amount is issued every month e.g ... has been documented because when money is all spent a check for a fixed amount is issued ...

More definitions of "amount":

  • (noun): A quantity obtained by addition.
    Synonyms: sum, total
  • (noun): How much of something is available.
    Example: "An adequate amount of food for four people"
  • (noun): How much there is of something that you can quantify.
    Synonyms: measure, quantity
  • (verb): Develop into.
    Example: "This idea will never amount to anything"
    Synonyms: come, add up

Famous quotes containing the word amount:

    When a person expends the least amount of motion on one action, that is grace.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Decency ... must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)

    Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave. What if equal pains were taken to smooth and polish their manners?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)