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English definition of “amount”

amount

noun [C]     /əˈmaʊnt/
B1 a collection or mass , especially of something that cannot be counted : They didn't deliver the right amount of sand . Small amounts of land were used for keeping animals . He paid regular amounts of money to a charity . I didn't expect the bill to come to this amount (= of money ). The new tax caused a huge amount of public anger . I had a certain amount of (= some) difficulty finding the house . You wouldn't believe the amount of trouble (= what a lot of trouble ) I've had with this car .General words for size and amount Grammar:Amount of, number of or quantity of?Grammar:Amount of or number of?We use amount of with uncountable nouns. Number of is used with countable nouns:Grammar:A quantity of or quantities of?Quantity is more formal than amount or number. A quantity of or quantities of can be followed by a countable noun or an uncountable noun. They are most commonly used with an adjective such as huge, big, large, small:
(Definition of amount noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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