A person who has one million dollars is an example of someone who has a large amount of money.
The bill for four people at a restaurant that is 50 dollars is an example of the costs of four meals that amount to 50 dollars.
Telling a child that a college education will bring success is an example of telling a child that he will amount to a successful person.
The cost of groceries that you are buying plus the tax is an example of the amount you have to pay.
A great amount of intelligence.
The purchases amounted to 50 dollars.
That plan will never amount to anything.
Accusations that amount to an indictment.
The bill amounts to $4.50
Her failure to reply amounts to a refusal.
A fair amount of resistance.
Origin of amount
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English amounten (“to mount up to, come up to, signify”), from Old French amonter (“to amount to”), from amont, amunt (“uphill, upward”), from the prepositional phrase a mont (“toward or to a mountain or heap”), from Latin ad montem, from ad (“to”) + montem, accusative of mons (“mountain”).