amass

verb
\ ə-ˈmas How to pronounce amass (audio) \
amassed; amassing; amasses

Definition of amass

transitive verb

1 : to collect for oneself : accumulate amass a great fortune
2 : to collect into a mass : gather must select rather than simply amass details

intransitive verb

: to come together : assemble Dark clouds amassed over the city.

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Other Words from amass

amasser noun
amassment \ -​mənt How to pronounce amassment (audio) \ noun

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

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By 2013, Sansweet had amassed more than 300,000 items, covering more than 9,000 square feet. Alexander Huls, Popular Mechanics, "The Great Star Wars Heist," 7 Mar. 2019 Today, one of the first YouTube videos of her audition has amassed nearly 233 million views. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Untold Story of 'AGT' Star Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" Audition," 19 Dec. 2018 In the short time since, Pattie has amassed nearly 80,000 followers. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Meet Pattie Gonia, the Backpacking Drag Queen Promoting Inclusivity in the Outdoors," 11 Dec. 2018 The authors noted that actresses consistently amassed lower point totals than their male counterparts. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Complex networks study ranks the most influential films of all time," 3 Dec. 2018 By October 15, the AP estimated about 1,600 Hondurans had amassed at the border with Guatemala. Dara Lind, Vox, "The migrant caravan, explained," 24 Oct. 2018 But aside from that huge figure, Marie Claire reported this week (via Time.com) that Kate Middleton unexpectedly amassed a large fortune prior to becoming a member of the royal family. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Net Worth Compared to Kate Middleton and Prince William's," 23 Sep. 2018 Records show that before AM Boarding Home was shut down in 2012, the facility amassed a number of violations. David Hernandez, sandiegouniontribune.com, "State agency investigates home in Chula Vista," 31 Jan. 2018 Over the next few years, as Nuro amasses enough data to demonstrate an excellent safety record, Nuro should be able to gradually increase the speed and range of its services. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Kroger-owned grocery store begins fully driverless deliveries," 18 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of amass

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for amass

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

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amass

verb

English Language Learners Definition of amass

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

amass

verb
\ ə-ˈmas How to pronounce amass (audio) \
amassed; amassing

Kids Definition of amass

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

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