amass

  • 1 Amass — A*mass , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amassing}.] [F. ambusher, LL. amassare; L. ad + massa lump, mass. See {Mass}.] To collect into a mass or heap; to gather a great quantity of; to accumulate; as, to amass a treasure or a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Amass — or amass can mean: *To accumulate (transitive): see *AMASS is an Autonomous Mobile Acoustic Submarine Simulator, supplied by QinetiQ *Airport Movement Area Safety System …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 amass — amass; amass·ment; …

    English syllables

  • 5 Amass — A*mass , n. [OF. amasse, fr. ambusher.] A mass; a heap. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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  • 7 amass — (v.) late 15c., to heap up for oneself, from O.Fr. amasser, from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + masser (see MASS (Cf. mass) (1)). Related: Amassed; amassing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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,… …

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 amass — verb /ʌˈmæs/ To collect into a mass or heap; to gather a great quantity of; to accumulate; as, to amass a treasure or a fortune; to amass words or phrases. ...he reluctantly returned to the old Nevada mines, there to recruit his health and to… …

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  • 13 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 amass — UK [əˈmæs] / US verb [transitive] Word forms amass : present tense I/you/we/they amass he/she/it amasses present participle amassing past tense amassed past participle amassed to collect a lot of something such as money or information over a… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 amass — amassable, adj. amasser, n. amassment, n. /euh mas /, v.t. 1. to gather for oneself; collect as one s own: to amass a huge amount of money. 2. to collect into a mass or pile; gather: He amassed his papers for his memoirs. v.i. 3. to come… …

    Universalium

  • 16 amass — verb Amass is used with these nouns as the object: ↑army, ↑capital, ↑collection, ↑data, ↑fortune, ↑library, ↑wealth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 amass — a|mass [əˈmæs] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: amasser, from masser to gather into a mass ] if you amass money, knowledge, information etc, you gradually collect a large amount of it ▪ For 25 years, Darwin amassed evidence to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 amass — [[t]əmæ̱s[/t]] amasses, amassing, amassed VERB If you amass something such as money or information, you gradually get a lot of it. [V n] It was better not to enquire too closely into how he had amassed his fortune. Syn: accumulate, accrue …

    English dictionary

  • 19 amass — a•mass [[t]əˈmæs[/t]] v. t. 1) to gather for oneself: to amass a fortune[/ex] 2) to collect into a mass or pile; gather 3) to come together; assemble: A large crowd amassed for the parade[/ex] • Etymology: 1475–85; < F amasser= a V+masser, der …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 amass — /əˈmæs / (say uh mas) verb (t) 1. to gather for oneself; collect as one s own: to amass a fortune. 2. to collect into a mass or pile; bring together. {French amasser, from masse mass, from Latin massa lump (of dough, etc.) –amassable, adjective… …

    Australian English dictionary