, dialectal ˈkyau̇nt \
counted; counting; counts
: 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
: 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.
: add, total
It counts up to a sizable amount.
: 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
or count noses
: with more to come
in business for 50 years and counting
: to count the number present
: to look forward to as certain : anticipate
counted on winning
see also count out
: a total obtained by counting : tally
: allegation, charge
: one separately stating the cause of action or prosecution in a legal declaration or indictment
guilty on all counts
: a specific point under consideration : issue
disagreeing on this count
: the total number of individual things in a given unit or sample obtained by counting all or a subsample of them
: 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.
— see also down for the count, take the count
: the number of balls and strikes charged to a baseball batter during one turn
The count stood at 3 and 2.
tied the count with a minute to play
: a measurement of the thickness or fineness of yarn by determining the number of hanks or yards per pound it produces
: the number of threads per square inch in a cloth
: a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl