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Meaning of “amount” in the English Dictionary

"amount" in British English

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amountnoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈmaʊnt/
B1 a ​collection or ​mass, ​especially of something that cannot be ​counted: They didn't ​deliver the ​right amount ofsand. Small amounts ofland were used for ​keepinganimals. He ​paidregular amounts ofmoney to a ​charity. I didn't ​expect the ​bill to come to this amount (= of ​money). The new ​taxcaused a ​huge amount ofpublicanger. I had a ​certain amount of (= some)difficultyfinding the ​house. You wouldn't ​believe the amount oftrouble (= what a lot of ​trouble) I've had with this ​car.

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(Definition of amount from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"amount" in American English

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amountnoun [C]

 us   /əˈmɑʊnt/
the ​degree to which something is a lot or a little; how much something is: She’s made a ​tremendous amount of ​progress since the ​accident. He ​liked to ​carry a ​large amount of ​money around with him.
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"amount" in Business English

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amountnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​companycontributed 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 ​smallbusinessowners. 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.
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(Definition of amount from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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