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1‘the quantity of food collected’
amount, number, total, aggregate, sum, quota, group, size, mass, weight, volume, bulk, load, consignment, expanse, extent, length, area
quantum, proportion, portion, part
2‘police divers recovered a quantity of ammunition’
an amount, a number, a good few, a good number, a lot, a large amount, a good deal, a great deal
quite a number, scores, many, considerable amounts, plenty
several, numerous, countless, innumerable, ample, copious, abundant, plentiful, considerable, substantial
informal a pile, piles, oodles, tons, lots, loads, heaps, masses, stacks, scads, bags, more ... than one can shake a stick at
British informal lashings, a shedload, shedloads
North American informal gobs
vulgar slang a shitload
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