Quarters amassed into a pile.
- The definition of amass is to gather or collect a large amount of something.
An example of amass is to hoard up 100 cans of tuna just in case you need them.
- Amass is defined as individuals gathering together.
An example of when people have amassed is when people go to one area for a parade.
- to pile up; collect together
- to accumulate (esp. wealth)
Origin of amassFrench amasser ; from Medieval Latin amassare ; from a-, to + Vulgar Latin massare, to form a lump ; from Classical Latin massa, a lump, mass
verba·massed, a·mass·ing, a·mass·es
- To gather together or accumulate a large quantity of (something): amass evidence; amass a fortune.
- To be the site of (an increasing mass), especially as a result of neglect: How long has the desk been amassing bills?
Origin of amassMiddle English, to accumulate, from Old French amasser, to assemble : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + masser, to gather together (from Latin massa, lump, mass; see mass).
(third-person singular simple present amasses, present participle amassing, simple past and past participle amassed)
- (obsolete) A mass; a heap.
amass - Computer Definition
(Archive Management And Storage System) Tape management software for Unix from Quantum Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO (www.quantum.com). Originally developed by ADIC, AMASS makes the tape library look like an infinite disk drive to the application. At the back end, it manages the robotic mechanisms that move the required tape cartridges to the available tape drives. Supporting optical libraries as well, AMASS is used when an enterprise has exceeded its disk storage and needs to migrate to long-term storage.