amasser

amass

[uh-mas]
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
3.
to come together; assemble: crowds amassing for the parade.

Origin:
1475–85; < French amasser, equivalent to a- a-5 + masse mass + -er infinitive suffix

amassable, adjective
amasser, noun
amassment, noun
reamass, verb (used with object)
reamassment, noun
unamassed, adjective


1. accumulate. 2. assemble, aggregate.
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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 massemass]
 
a'masser
 
n

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amass
late 15c., "to heap up for oneself," from O.Fr. amasser, from à "to" + masser (see mass).
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