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 fortune; to amass words or phrases.

The life Homer has been written by amassing all the traditions and hints the writers could meet with. Pope.

Syn. -- To accumulate; heap up; pile.

 

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A*mass", n. [OF. amasse, fr. ambusher.]

A mass; a heap.

[Obs.]

Sir H. Wotton.

 

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