amount - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “amount”

See all translations

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…
(Definition of amount from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of amount?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “amount” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More