meaning of amass

amass meaning in General Dictionary

A mass a heap

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  • to gather into a mass or heap to assemble a great number of to build up on amass a treasure or a fortune to amass terms or phrases
  • have or gather collectively
  • gather or gather
  • to get into a mass or heap; to assemble outstanding volume of; to accumulate; as, to amass a resource or a lot of money; to amass words or phrases.
  • A mass; a heap.

amass meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 15c., "to heap up for oneself," from Old French amasser, from


amass meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To get into a mass or heap; to gather a fantastic volume of; to amass; since, to amass a treasure or a fortune; to amass terms or phrases.

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  • (n.) A mass; a heap.

Sentence Examples with the word amass

In these circumstances there grew up in Rome a class of wealthy ' men, whose sole occupation it was to amass large fortunes by speculation,' and who found a most lucrative field of enterprise ' in state contracts and the farming of the public revenues.

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