To go up; to ascend.
- The total of two or more quantities; the aggregate.
- A number; a sum.
- A principal plus its interest, as in a loan.
- The full effect or meaning; import.
- Quantity: a great amount of intelligence.
- To add up in number or quantity: The purchases amounted to 50 dollars.
- To add up in import or effect: That plan will never amount to anything.
- To be equivalent or tantamount: accusations that amount to an indictment.