amasser

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Etymology[edit]

amass +‎ -er.

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amasser (plural amassers)

  1. One who amasses.
    • 1677, John Webster, The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft, London, Chapter 4, p. 59,[1]
      [He] was a man of prodigious pride and vain-glory, which led him [] into no small errours, being a great Amasser of strange and incredible stories, led to relate them by his meer ambition of hunting after fame and the reputation of an universal Scholar.
    • 1821, William Hazlitt, Table-Talk, London: John Warren, Essay 11, “On Thought and Action,” p. 260,[2]
      The amassers of fortunes seem divided into two opposite classes, lean, penurious-looking mortals, or jolly fellows who are determined to get possession of, because they want to enjoy the good things of the world.
    • 1941, Cole Porter, “Pets,” lyrics written for the Broadway musical Let’s Face It! cited in Robert Kimball (ed.), The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter, New York: Da Capo, 1992, p. 309,[3]
      Some folks collect paintings,
      Some folks collect stamps,
      Some are amassers
      Of antimacassars
      And other Victorian camps.
    • 1944, George Weller, Bases Overseas, excerpt published in Anthony Weller (ed.), Weller’s War, New York: Crown, 2009, p. 488,[4]
      The first act of the Japanese army on arriving at a new island is to go fishing and start a garden. The first act of the Americans is to buy something from the natives. The American is an amasser.
    • 2014, Judith Donath, The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Chapter 11, p. 280,[5]
      Marketers [] are among the most voracious amassers of information about what people do and say online.

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amasser

  1. to amass; to gather up

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amasser

  1. to collect up; to get together

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This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ss, *-sss, *-sst are modified to s, s, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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  • French: amasser