Meaning of “amount” - Learner’s Dictionary

amount

noun [ C ] us uk /əˈmaʊnt/
Extra Examples
I try to limit the amount of fat that I eat.Eating a moderate amount of fat is healthy.It's a reasonable amount of cash.You have to have a certain amount of courage to perform in public.The amount of violence on television appals me.

B1 how much there is of something:

The project will take a huge amount of time and money.

(Definition of “amount” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)