A*mount" (?), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Amounted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Amounting.] [OF. amonter to increase, advance, ascend, fr.
amont (equiv. to L. ad montem to the mountain) upward, F.
amont up the river. See Mount, n.]
1. To go up; to ascend. [Obs.]
So up he rose, and thence amounted straight.
2. To rise or reach by an accumulation of
particular sums or quantities; to come (to) in the aggregate or
whole; -- with to or unto.
3. To rise, reach, or extend in effect, substance,
or influence; to be equivalent; to come practically (to); as, the
testimony amounts to very little.
A*mount", v. t. To signify; to amount
A*mount", n. 1. The sum
total of two or more sums or quantities; the aggregate; the whole quantity;
a totality; as, the amount of 7 and 9 is 16; the amount of a
bill; the amount of this year's revenue.
2. The effect, substance, value, significance, or
result; the sum; as, the amount of the testimony is this.
The whole amount of that enormous fame.