Getup vs Amount - What's the difference?

getup | amount |


As nouns the difference between getup and amount

is that getup is (chiefly|us|informal) a costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual while amount is the total, aggregate or sum of material (not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items in standard english).

As a verb amount is

to total or evaluate.

getup

English

Alternative forms

* get up * get-up

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chiefly, US, informal) A costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.
  • *1899 ,
  • When near the buildings I met a white man, in such an unexpected elegance of get–up that in the first moment I took him for a sort of vision.
  • * 1917 , " 1,200 Reading Firemen March," Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania, USA), 28 Oct. p. 4:
  • The Schnitzelbank Band, each member attired in an odd getup , received many comments for the manner in which the men marched.
  • * 2009 , " Worried They Will Miss the War: Inside the Mind of West Point's Class of 2009," Newsweek , 6 June:
  • [A] parade of costumed cadets trots by: a shark costume, an Uncle Sam getup and three young men in form-fitting bodysuits.
  • (informal) A fight or altercation.
  • * 2002 , Andrea Sachs, " Caricature Builder," Time , 21 Jan.:
  • "A bully. Picked on fellows. He loved to fight. But I never saw him in a getup with a fellow his own size."
  • (publishing) Layout and production style, as of a magazine.
  • See also

    * all get up * get up

    amount

    English

    (Quantity)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The total, aggregate or sum of material (not applicable to discrete numbers or units or items in standard English).
  • A quantity or volume.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-26, author=(Leo Hickman)
  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=26, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= How algorithms rule the world , passage=The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives.
  • The number (the sum) of elements in a set.
  • * 2001 , Gisella Gori, Towards an EU right to education , page 195:
  • The final amount of students who have participated to mobility for the period 1995-1999 is held to be around 460 000.

    Derived terms

    * principal amount * notional amount

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To total or evaluate.
  • It amounts to three dollars and change.
  • To be the same as or equivalent to.
  • He was a pretty good student, but never amounted to much professionally.
    His response amounted to gross insubordination
  • (obsolete) To go up; to ascend.
  • * Spenser
  • So up he rose, and thence amounted straight.

    Derived terms

    * amount to

    See also

    * extent * magnitude * measurement * number * quantity * size