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a·mass

 (ə-măs′)
v. a·massed, a·mass·ing, a·mass·es
v.tr.
1. To gather together or accumulate a large quantity of (something): amass evidence; amass a fortune.
2. To be the site of (an increasing mass), especially as a result of neglect: How long has the desk been amassing bills?
v.intr.
To come together; collect: troops amassing on the border. See Synonyms at gather.

[Middle English, to accumulate, from Old French amasser, to assemble : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + masser, to gather together (from Latin massa, lump, mass; see mass).]

a·mass′a·ble adj.
a·mass′er n.
a·mass′ment n.

amass

(əˈmæs)
vb
1. (tr) to accumulate or collect (esp riches, etc)
2. to gather in a heap; bring together
[C15: from Old French amasser, from masse mass]
aˈmasser n

a•mass

(əˈmæs)

v.t.
1. to gather for oneself: to amass a fortune.
2. to collect into a mass or pile; gather.
v.i.
3. to come together; assemble: A large crowd amassed for the parade.
[1475–85; < French amasser=a- a-5 + masser, derivative of masse mass1]
a•mass′a•ble, adj.
a•mass′er, n.
a•mass′ment, n.

amass


Past participle: amassed
Gerund: amassing

Imperative
amass
amass
Present
I amass
you amass
he/she/it amasses
we amass
you amass
they amass
Preterite
I amassed
you amassed
he/she/it amassed
we amassed
you amassed
they amassed
Present Continuous
I am amassing
you are amassing
he/she/it is amassing
we are amassing
you are amassing
they are amassing
Present Perfect
I have amassed
you have amassed
he/she/it has amassed
we have amassed
you have amassed
they have amassed
Past Continuous
I was amassing
you were amassing
he/she/it was amassing
we were amassing
you were amassing
they were amassing
Past Perfect
I had amassed
you had amassed
he/she/it had amassed
we had amassed
you had amassed
they had amassed
Future
I will amass
you will amass
he/she/it will amass
we will amass
you will amass
they will amass
Future Perfect
I will have amassed
you will have amassed
he/she/it will have amassed
we will have amassed
you will have amassed
they will have amassed
Future Continuous
I will be amassing
you will be amassing
he/she/it will be amassing
we will be amassing
you will be amassing
they will be amassing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been amassing
you have been amassing
he/she/it has been amassing
we have been amassing
you have been amassing
they have been amassing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been amassing
you will have been amassing
he/she/it will have been amassing
we will have been amassing
you will have been amassing
they will have been amassing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been amassing
you had been amassing
he/she/it had been amassing
we had been amassing
you had been amassing
they had been amassing
Conditional
I would amass
you would amass
he/she/it would amass
we would amass
you would amass
they would amass
Past Conditional
I would have amassed
you would have amassed
he/she/it would have amassed
we would have amassed
you would have amassed
they would have amassed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.amass - collect or gatheramass - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
backlog - accumulate and create a backlog
accrete - grow or become attached by accretion; "The story accreted emotion"
drift - be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; "snow drifting several feet high"; "sand drifting like snow"
2.amass - get or gather togetheramass - get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
run up - pile up (debts or scores)
corral - collect or gather; "corralling votes for an election"
collect, pull in - get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"
scrape up, scrape, scratch, come up - gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living"
chunk, lump - put together indiscriminately; "lump together all the applicants"
bale - make into a bale; "bale hay"
catch - take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
fund - accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability; "fund a medical care plan"
fund - place or store up in a fund for accumulation
salt away, stack away, stash away, store, hive away, lay in, put in - keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"

amass

verb collect, gather, assemble, compile, accumulate, aggregate, pile up, garner, hoard, scrape together, rake up, heap up We didn't enquire as to how he had amassed his fortune.

amass

verb
To bring together so as to increase in mass or number:
Translations
يَجْمَع، يُكَدِّس
kupitshromažďovat
akkumulere
safna, raka saman
sukaupti
uzkrātvākt

amass

[əˈmæs] VT [+ wealth, information] → acumular

amass

[əˈmæs] vt [+ wealth, money] → amasser; [+ collection] → amasser; [+ points, goals] → accumuler; [+ evidence] → accumuler
to amass a fortune → amasser une fortune

amass

vtanhäufen; money alsoscheffeln; fortune, material, evidence alsozusammentragen

amass

[əˈmæs] vtaccumulare, ammassare

amass

(əˈmӕs) verb
to gather or collect in a large quantity. He amassed an enormous quantity of information.
References in classic literature ?
These, in the days of their abundance, ever regarded gold as dross, and have not yet got over that only impediment in the way of their amassing wealth, but they want no dross from Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire; No, Mr Boffin; the world may term it pride, paltry pride if you will, but they wouldn't take it if you offered it; a loan, sir--for fourteen weeks to the day, interest calculated at the rate of five per cent per annum, to be bestowed upon any charitable institution you may name--is all they want of you, and if you have the meanness to refuse it, count on being despised by these great spirits.
For many years he had had voluptuous dreams of marriage, but he had gone on waiting and amassing money.
How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
And because I observed, besides, that an inquiry of this kind was of all others of the greatest moment, and one in which precipitancy and anticipation in judgment were most to be dreaded, I thought that I ought not to approach it till I had reached a more mature age (being at that time but twenty-three), and had first of all employed much of my time in preparation for the work, as well by eradicating from my mind all the erroneous opinions I had up to that moment accepted, as by amassing variety of experience to afford materials for my reasonings, and by continually exercising myself in my chosen method with a view to increased skill in its application.
It's an evil--the amassing of huge fortunes without labor, just the same thing as with the spirit monopolies, it's only the form that's changed.
I could form no comprehension of his character, unless he were one of those miserable wretches who, having made gain the sole end and object of their lives and having succeeded in amassing great riches, are constantly tortured by the dread of poverty, and best by fears of loss and ruin.
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