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amount

noun [C]
 
 
/əˈmaʊnt/
MONEY a quantity of money: a large/small/considerable amount You can make a considerable amount for only a few hours' work.a certain/particular amount Payments are limited to a certain amount.pay/spend/raise an amount If everyone in the company contributed just $10, this would raise the amount needed. She was so disappointed with the service she refused to pay the full amount. I didn't expect the bill to come to this amount.
a quantity of something such as time, space, a substance, or a feeling: an amount of sth They didn't deliver the right amount of sand.large/small amounts Small amounts of land were used for keeping animals.a considerable/significant/huge amount The new tax caused a huge amount of anger among small business owners. Both solutions take about the same amount of time.
any amount of sth a very large amount of something: We had any amount of trouble finishing the job.
→  See also face amount
Translations of “amount”
in Korean 양…
in Arabic كَمِيّة, مِقْدار…
in Portuguese quantidade…
in Catalan quantitat…
in Japanese 量, 額…
in Italian quantità…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不可數事物的)數量, 數額, 量…
in Russian количество…
in Turkish miktar, yekun, tutar…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不可数事物的)数量, 数额, 量…
in Polish ilość, kwota…
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