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amount to

Definition of amount to

  1. 1 :  to produce (a total) when added together <The bill amounted to 10 dollars.> <The number of people taking part amounted to no more than a few hundred.>

  2. 2 :  to be the same in meaning or effect as (something) <acts that amount to treason> <Anything less than total victory would amount to failure/failing.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to be equivalent

    :  to reach in kind or quality

    :  to reach a total :  add up

  1. :  the total number or quantity :  aggregate

    :  the quantity at hand or under consideration

    :  the whole effect, significance, or import

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of a yellow-green or bluish-gray color

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