A mass a heap
- 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.
belated 15c., "to heap up for oneself," from Old French amasser, from
(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.
- (n.) A mass; a heap.
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.