Amass definition

ə-măs
To gather together or accumulate a large quantity of (something).

Amass evidence; amass a fortune.

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To come together; collect.

Troops amassing on the border.

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To pile up; collect together.
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To be the site of (an increasing mass), especially as a result of neglect.

How long has the desk been amassing bills?

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To accumulate (esp. wealth)
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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.

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Amass is defined as individuals gathering together.

An example of when people have amassed is when people go to one area for a parade.

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To collect into a mass or heap; to gather a great quantity of; to accumulate.

To amass a treasure or a fortune; to amass words or phrases.

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(obsolete) A mass; a heap.

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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