amass

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verb \ə-ˈmas\

Definition of amass

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to collect for oneself :  accumulate amass a great fortune

  3. 2 :  to collect into a mass :  gather must select rather than simply amass details

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to come together :  assemble Dark clouds amassed over the city.

amasser

noun

amassment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of amass in a sentence

  1. They've amassed a wealth of information.

  2. <amassed a truckload of donations in the course of their canned food drive>

Origin and Etymology of amass

Anglo-French amasser, from a- (from Latin ad-) + masser to gather into a mass, from masse mass


First Known Use: 15th century


AMASS Defined for English Language Learners

amass

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verb \ə-ˈmas\

Definition of amass for English Language Learners

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


AMASS Defined for Kids

amass

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verb \ə-ˈmas\

Definition of amass for Students

amassed

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amassing

  1. :  to collect or gather together The businessman was able to amass a fortune.



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