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 \ ə-​ˈmas-​mənt How to pronounce amass (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
Recent Examples on the Web In recent years, Walt Disney bought most of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, and Viacom Inc. recombined with CBS Corp., all part of efforts to amass content and build direct-to-consumer streaming services. Dave Sebastian, WSJ, 26 May 2021 That adds to the supply being distributed by Pfizer and Moderna and should help the nation amass enough doses by midsummer to vaccinate all adults. Laura Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Mar. 2021 That adds to the supply being distributed by Pfizer and Moderna and should help the nation amass enough doses by midsummer to vaccinate all adults. Heather Hollingsworth, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Mar. 2021 That adds to the supply being distributed by Pfizer and Moderna and should help the nation amass enough doses by midsummer to vaccinate all adults. Star Tribune, 1 Mar. 2021 But the Strategic National Stockpile has only 115 million N95 masks — a little more than a third of what the administration had planned to amass by winter, according to the New York Times. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2020 That helped Hardy amass a large social media following, including 167,600 followers on Twitter. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Maryland lawmakers working to close a loophole that allowed families to amass thousands of dollars in state aid to bolster their children’s educational savings accounts. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, 31 Mar. 2021 One part of the answer is that Hwang set up as a family office with limited oversight and then employed financial derivatives to amass big stakes in companies without ever having to disclose them. Tom Maloney, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2021

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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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13 Jun 2021

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“Amass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amass. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for amass

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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