a·mount / əˈmount/ • n. a quantity of something, typically the total of a thing or things in number, size, value, or extent: the sport gives an enormous amount of pleasure to many people the substance is harmless if taken in small amounts. ∎ a sum of money: they have spent a colossal amount.• v. [intr.] (amount to) come to be (the total) when added together: losses amounted to over 10 million dollars. ∎ be the equivalent of: their actions amounted to a conspiracy. ∎ develop into; become: you'll never amount to anything.PHRASES: any amount of a great deal or number of: a good marriage can withstand any amount of external pressure.no amount of not even the greatest possible amount of: no amount of talk is going to change anything.
Hence amount sb. XVIII.