Pronunciation: (u-mount'),[key] —n. 1. the sum total of two or more quantities or sums; aggregate.
2. the sum of the principal and interest of a loan.
3. quantity; measure: a great amount of resistance. 4. the full effect, value, or significance.
—v.i. 1. to total; add (usually fol. by to): The repair bill amounts to $300. 2. to reach, extend, or be equal in number, quantity, effect, etc.; be equivalent (usually fol. by to): It is stated differently but amounts to the same thing. 3. to develop into; become (usually fol. by to): With his intelligence, he should amount to something when he grows up.