by the count of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

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

  2. : to name the numbers in order up to and including

  3. : to include in a tallying and reckoning

  1. : the action or process of counting

  2. : a total obtained by counting : tally

  3. : reckoning, account

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


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