1 collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up" [syn: accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather]
2 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" [syn: roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, compile, hoard]
Etymologyamasser, amassare, ad + massa. See Mass.
PronunciationIPA: WEAE /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. — Doyle
- Portuguese: amontoar
AMASS or amass can mean:-
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