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count heads

Definition of count heads

  1. :  to count how many people are present at a place <The coach counted heads before the bus left.>



Word by Word Definitions

countplay
  1. :  to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved :  number

    :  to name the numbers in order up to and including

    :  to include in a tallying and reckoning

  1. :  the action or process of counting

    :  a total obtained by counting :  tally

    :  reckoning, account

  1. :  a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl

headplay heads
  1. :  the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth

    :  the seat of the intellect :  mind

    :  a person with respect to mental qualities

  1. :  of, relating to, or intended for the head

    :  principal, chief

    :  situated at the head

  1. :  behead

    :  to put a head on :  fit a head to

    :  to form the head or top of


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