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 amass money enough to allow him to pursue his object without privation.


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  • 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

  • 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 …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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