by the count of
Definition of by the count of
: 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
: 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
: the action or process of counting
: a total obtained by counting : tally
: reckoning, account
: a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl
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