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count

verb \ ˈkau̇nt , dialectal ˈkyau̇nt \

Definition of count

transitive verb
1 a : 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.
2 a : 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
1 a : 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.
4 a : 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

Examples of count in a Sentence

  1. Count the plates on the table.

  2. She made sure to count her change.

  3. Count how many fingers I am holding up.

  4. He counted seven deer in the field.

  5. There are 10 days left until the end of school, counting from today.

  6. Keep counting until there are no more left to count.

  7. Don't interrupt me. I'm counting.

  8. Can your daughter count yet?

  9. There will be 150 people at the wedding, not counting children.

Origin and Etymology of count

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

count Synonyms

Synonyms
enumerate, number, tell
Related Words
add (up), tally, total; calculate, compute, reckon, table, tabulate; check, mark, tick (off); recount
Near Antonyms
distrust, mistrust, question, suspect

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count

noun

Definition of count

1 a : the action or process of counting
b : a total obtained by counting : tally
3 a : 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
5 a : 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
6 a : 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

Origin and Etymology of count

see 1count

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms


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count

noun

Definition of count

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

Origin and Etymology of count

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

Other Foreign Functionary Terms


COUNT Defined for English Language Learners

count

verb

Definition of count for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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count

verb \ ˈkau̇nt \

Definition of count for Students

counted; counting
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.

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count

noun

Definition of count for Students

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.

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count

noun

Definition of count for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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count

transitive verb \ ˈkau̇nt \

medical Definition of count

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

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count

noun

medical Definition of count

1 a : 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

Law Dictionary

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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