• (noun): A quantity obtained by addition.
    Synonyms: sum, total
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on amount:

... 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 lender at a later time ... 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
... income R0–R150,000 18% of every 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 ...
... In Sharia (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 ...
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 ... Water is a rechargeable resource and so the amount of the water right may be reduced, marketing the groundwater right can be difficult ...
Why Use The Imprest System
... In this example the maximum amount of petty cash that can be issued (spent) is $100 ... $90 In a non imprest system where a fixed amount is issued every month e.g ... money is all spent a check for a fixed amount is issued ...

More definitions of "amount":

  • (noun): How much of something is available.
    Example: "An adequate amount of food for four people"
  • (verb): Develop into.
    Example: "This idea will never amount to anything"
    Synonyms: come, add up
  • (noun): How much there is of something that you can quantify.
    Synonyms: measure, quantity
  • (verb): Be tantamount or equivalent to.
    Example: "Her action amounted to a rebellion"

Famous quotes containing the word amount:

    We know who is benevolent, by quite other means than the amount of subscriptions to soup-societies. It is only low merits that can be enumerated.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)