count

verb
\ ˈkau̇nt , dialectal ˈkyau̇nt \

Definition of count 

(Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1a : to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved : number Count the pages of the manuscript.

b : to name the numbers in order up to and including Count ten.

c : to include in a tallying and reckoning about 100 present, counting children

d : to call aloud (beats or time units) Count cadence. Count the eighth notes.

2a : consider, account count oneself lucky

b : to record as of an opinion or persuasion Count me as uncommitted.

3 : to include or exclude by or as if by counting Count me in.

intransitive verb

1a : to recite or indicate the numbers in order by units or groups count by fives

b : to count the units in a group She was interrupted while she was counting.

2 : to rely or depend on someone or something used with on He counted on his parents to help with the expenses.

3 : add, total It counts up to a sizable amount.

4a : to have value or significance These are the people who really count. His opinions don't count for much.

b : to deserve to be regarded or considered a job so easy it hardly counts as work

and counting

: with more to come in business for 50 years and counting

count heads or count noses

: to count the number present

count on

: to look forward to as certain : anticipate counted on winning

count

noun (1)

Definition of count (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : the action or process of counting

b : a total obtained by counting : tally

3a : allegation, charge specifically : one separately stating the cause of action or prosecution in a legal declaration or indictment guilty on all counts

b : a specific point under consideration : issue disagreeing on this count

4 : the total number of individual things in a given unit or sample obtained by counting all or a subsample of them bacteria count

5a : the calling off of the seconds from one to ten when a boxer has been knocked down He took a count of nine before getting up.

b : the number of balls and strikes charged to a baseball batter during one turn The count stood at 3 and 2.

c : score tied the count with a minute to play

6a : a measurement of the thickness or fineness of yarn by determining the number of hanks or yards per pound it produces

b : the number of threads per square inch in a cloth

count

noun (2)

Definition of count (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Examples of count in a Sentence

Verb

Count the plates on the table. She made sure to count her change. Count how many fingers I am holding up. He counted seven deer in the field. There are 10 days left until the end of school, counting from today. Keep counting until there are no more left to count. Don't interrupt me. I'm counting. Can your daughter count yet? There will be 150 people at the wedding, not counting children.
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First Known Use of count

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for count

Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French cunter, counter, from Latin computare, from com- + putare to consider

Noun (1)

see count entry 1

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Anglo-French cunte, from Late Latin comit-, comes, from Latin, companion, one of the imperial court, from com- + ire to go — more at issue entry 1

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The first known use of count was in the 14th century

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count

verb

English Language Learners Definition of count

: to add (people or things) together to find the total number

: to say numbers in order

: to include (someone or something) in a total

count

verb
\ ˈkau̇nt \
counted; counting

Kids Definition of count

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : to add one by one in order to find the total number Count the apples in the box.

2 : to name the numbers one by one, by groups, or in order up to a particular point Hide before I count ten. Count to 100 by fives.

3 : to include in thinking about Don't count Sunday as a work day.

4 : to have value, force, or importance Every vote counts.

5 : to consider or judge to be I count myself lucky.

count on

1 : to rely or depend on (someone) to do something I'm counting on you to help me out.

2 : to expect (something) to happen I wouldn't count on the test being postponed.

count

noun

Kids Definition of count (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : the act or process of naming numbers or adding one by one

2 : a total arrived at by adding a vote count

3 : any one crime that a person is charged with She is guilty on all counts.

count

noun

Kids Definition of count (Entry 3 of 3)

: a European nobleman whose rank is like that of a British earl

\ ˈkau̇nt \

Medical Definition of count 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

count

noun

Medical Definition of count (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : the action or process of counting

b : a total obtained by counting

2 : the total number of individual things in a given unit or sample (as of blood) obtained by counting all or a subsample of them — see addis count, blood count, cell count, red blood count, white count

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count

noun

Legal Definition of count 

: charge specifically : a charge (as in a complaint or indictment) that separately states a cause of action or especially offense guilty on all counts

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