## Definition of count

**:**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.

**:**to name the numbers in order up to and including

- Count ten.

**:**to include in a tallying and reckoning

- about 100 present, counting children

**:**to call aloud (beats or time units)

- Count cadence.

- Count the eighth notes.

**:**to record as of an opinion or persuasion

- Count me as uncommitted.

**:**to include or exclude by or as if by counting

- Count me in.

**:**to recite or indicate the numbers in order by units or groups

- count by fives

**:**to count the units in a group

- She was interrupted while she was counting.

**:**to rely or depend on someone or something —used with

*on*

- He counted on his parents to help with the expenses.

**:**to have value or significance

- These are the people who really count.

- His opinions don't count for much.

**:**to deserve to be regarded or considered

- a job so easy it hardly counts as work

**:**with more to come

- in business for 50 years
*and counting*

**:**to count the number present