by the count of

Definition of by the count of

  1. :  by the time the speaker counts to (some specific number) <If you're not out of here by the count of three, I'm calling the police.>

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


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