What is amount?

  • (verb): Develop into.
    Example: "This idea will never amount to anything"
    Synonyms: come, add up
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on amount:

Loan
... 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 ... in an annuity, each installment is the same amount ...
Tax Brackets in South Africa - Tax Brackets For The 2012 Year of Assessment
... 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% of the amount ...
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 ... 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 ... Water is a rechargeable resource and so the amount of the water right may be reduced, marketing the groundwater right can be difficult ...
Nisab
... 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 ...

More definitions of "amount":

  • (noun): How much of something is available.
    Example: "An adequate amount of food for four people"
  • (verb): Be tantamount or equivalent to.
    Example: "Her action amounted to a rebellion"
  • (noun): A quantity obtained by addition.
    Synonyms: sum, total
  • (noun): How much there is of something that you can quantify.
    Synonyms: measure, quantity

Famous quotes containing the word amount:

    The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    No amount of money can make others speak well of you behind your back.
    Chinese proverb.

    If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance in the condition of man,—and I think that it is, though only the wise improve their advantages,—it must be shown that it has produced better dwellings without making them more costly; and the cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)