amount

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. quantity, sum, total, aggregate; degree; price.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The total of several quantities]
Syn. sum, product, sum total; see all 1 , sum , whole .
2. [Price]
Syn. expense, cost, outlay; see price .
3. [Quantity]
Syn. volume, measure, mass, number; see quantity .
4. [The combined effect]
Syn. substance, value, significance; see result .
See Synonym Study at sum .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. aggregate total, sum, bottom line, *whole shebang.
2. quantity number, total, count, mass, volume, measure.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A number or quantity obtained as a result of addition: aggregate, sum, summation, sum total, total, totality. Archaic: tale. See COUNT. 2. The general sense or significance, as of an action or statement: burden2, drift, import, purport, substance, tenor. Idioms: sum and substance, sum total. See MEANING. 3. A measurable whole: body, budget, bulk, corpus, quantity, quantum. See BIG. II verb l. To come to in number or quantity: aggregate, number, reach, run into, total. Idiom: add up to. See INCREASE. 2. To be equivalent or tantamount: constitute, correspond, equal. Idiom: have all the earmarks. See BE.

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