• noun: a quantity of something
  • verb: to be equivalent
  • usually + 'of'
  • synonyms: ascend, signify, totality


  • Anything less than total victory would 'amount to' failure/failing. [=would be the same as failure/failing]

  • They are not producing an adequate 'amount of' the drug. [=they are not producing enough of the drug]

  • We have 'any amount of' available resources. = We have a large 'amount of' available resources.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) So, if I'm understanding you correctly, you're saying you can't take the money I gave you, but you can take a larger amount. No. I'm just saying, as much as I appreciate the gesture, the money you gave me (..)
    2011 TvShow: Breaking Bad Title: Crawl Space Season: 4 Episode 11
  • (..) Oh, my God, she knows. My daughter knows what we've done. Melissa, yes, it was wrong of me to fondle Mrs. Miller's breasts. You're right. I'm not gonna deny that it gave me a certain amount of pleasure. That said, your father and I are struggling with some serious intimacy issues. Okay, no, stop! (..)
    2013 We're the Millers
  • (..) so late, Flora. But Helen had to go into minute detail every tiresome moment of her niece's Bat Mitzvah. The amount of money those people throw away on a -year-old is... Flora? Hey... Now what am I gonna do with you? (..)
    2011 TvShow: American Horror Story Title: Afterbirth Season: 1 Episode 12