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 to. [Obs.]
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.
(A*mour") n. [F., fr. L. amor love.]
1. Love; affection. [Obs.]
2. Love making; a love affair; usually, an unlawful connection in love; a love intrigue; an illicit love affair.
In amours with, in love with. [Obs.]
(||A"mour` pro"pre) [F.] Self-love; self-esteem.
(A*mov`a*bil"i*ty) n. Liability to be removed or dismissed from office. [R.] T. Jefferson.
(A*mov"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. amovible.] Removable.
(A*move") v. t. [L. amovere; a- (ab) + movere to move: cf. OF. amover.]
1. To remove, as a person or thing, from a position. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
2. (Law) To dismiss from an office or station.
(A*move"), v. t. & i. [OE. amovir, L. admovere to move to, to excite; ad + movere.] To move
or be moved; to excite. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Am"pe*lite) n. [L. ampelitis, Gr. 'ampeli^tis, fr. 'a`mpelos vine.] (Min.) An earth abounding
in pyrites, used by the ancients to kill insects, etc., on vines; applied by Brongniart to a carbonaceous
(||Am`père" Am*pere") n. [From the name of a French electrician.] (Elec.) The unit of electric
current; defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by U. S. Statute as, one tenth
of the unit of current of the C. G. S. system of electro-magnetic units, or the practical equivalent of the
unvarying current which, when passed through a standard solution of nitrate of silver in water, deposits
silver at the rate of 0.001118 grams per second. Called also the international ampère.
(||Am`père"me`ter Am`pe*rom"e*ter) n. [Ampère + meter.] (Physics) An instrument for measuring
the strength of an electrical current in ampères.
(Am"per*sand) n. [A corruption of and, per se and, i. e., & by itself makes and.] A word
used to describe the character or &. Halliwell.