Amass Definition

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To gather together or accumulate a large quantity of (something).
Amass evidence; amass a fortune.
American Heritage
To pile up; collect together.
Webster's New World
To be the site of (an increasing mass), especially as a result of neglect.
How long has the desk been amassing bills?
American Heritage
To accumulate (esp. wealth)
Webster's New World
To come together; collect.
Troops amassing on the border.
American Heritage
(obsolete) A mass; a heap.

Origin of Amass

  • Middle English to accumulate from Old French amasser to assemble a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) masser to gather together (from Latin massa lump, mass mass)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French amasser, Late Latin amassare, ad + massa (“lump, mass”). See mass.

    From Wiktionary

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