amass
verb Etymology: Anglo-French amasser, from a- (from Latin ad-) + masser to gather into a mass, from masse mass Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to collect for oneself ; accumulate <
amass a great fortune
>
2. to collect into a mass ; gather <
must select rather than simply amass details
>
intransitive verb to come together ; assembleamasser nounamassment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • amass — a‧mass [əˈmæs] verb [transitive] to collect a large amount of something gradually over a period of time, especially money or information: • She has amassed a £94 million fortune through her family s hotel and banking chain. * * * amass UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • amass — amass; amass·ment; …   English syllables

  • Amass — A*mass , n. [OF. amasse, fr. ambusher.] A mass; a heap. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amass — index accrue (increase), aggregate, collect (gather), compile, concentrate (consolidate), congre …   Law dictionary

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  • amass — *accumulate, hoard Analogous words: collect, *gather, assemble: *heap, pile, mass, stack Antonyms: distribute Contrasted words: dissipate, *scatter, disperse: dispense, divide, deal, dole (see DISTRIBUTE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • amass — [v] gather, accumulate aggregate, assemble, clean up*, collect, compile, corral*, garner, heap*, hoard, lay up*, make a killing*, make a pile*, pile, round up*, scare up*, stockpile, store; concepts 109,120 Ant. disburse, disperse, dissipate,… …   New thesaurus

  • amass — ► VERB ▪ accumulate over time. DERIVATIVES amasser noun. ORIGIN Latin amassare, related to MASS(Cf. ↑mass) …   English terms dictionary

  • amass — [ə mas′] vt. [Fr amasser < ML amassare < a , to + VL massare, to form a lump < L massa, a lump, MASS] 1. to pile up; collect together 2. to accumulate (esp. wealth) amasser n. amassment n …   English World dictionary

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