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

Some articles on amount:

Why Use The Imprest System
... In this example the maximum amount of petty cash that can be issued (spent) is $100 ... you spend, in this case $90 In a non imprest system where a fixed amount is issued every month e.g ... because when money is all spent a check for a fixed amount is issued ...
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 ...
... which specifies, among other things, the principal amount, interest rate, and date of repayment ... In a loan, the 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 money to the ... back in regular installments, or partial repayments in an annuity, each installment is the same amount ...
Tax Brackets in South Africa - Tax Brackets For The 2012 Year of Assessment
... Rand R150,001–R235,000 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 ...
... (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 ...

More definitions of "amount":

  • (verb): Develop into.
    Example: "This idea will never amount to anything"
    Synonyms: come, add up
  • (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
  • (noun): A quantity obtained by addition.
    Synonyms: sum, total

Famous quotes containing the word amount:

    There is a certain amount of purpose, acquiescence, and satisfaction in nursing one’s melancholy.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless.... They have put into practise the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.
    Harold Rosenberg (1906–1978)

    The logical English train a scholar as they train an engineer. Oxford is Greek factory, as Wilton mills weave carpet, and Sheffield grinds steel. They know the use of a tutor, as they know the use of a horse; and they draw the greatest amount of benefit from both. The reading men are kept by hard walking, hard riding, and measured eating and drinking, at the top of their condition, and two days before the examination, do not work but lounge, ride, or run, to be fresh on the college doomsday.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)