verb \ə-ˈmas\

: to gather or collect (something, such as a large amount of money) especially for yourself

Full Definition of AMASS

transitive verb
:  to collect for oneself :  accumulate <amass a great fortune>
:  to collect into a mass :  gather <must select rather than simply amass details>
intransitive verb
:  to come together :  assemble
amass·er noun
amass·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of AMASS

  1. They've amassed a wealth of information.
  2. <amassed a truckload of donations in the course of their canned food drive>

Origin of AMASS

Anglo-French amasser, from a- (from Latin ad-) + masser to gather into a mass, from masse mass
First Known Use: 15th century


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