Simple Definition of amass
: to gather or collect (something, such as a large amount of money) especially for yourself
Examples of amass in a sentence
They've amassed a wealth of information.
<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
Rhymes with amass
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AMASS Defined for Kids
Definition of amass for Students
: to collect or gather together <The businessman was able to amass a fortune.>
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