count


count
count
count1 [kount]
vt.
[ME counten < OFr conter < L computare,COMPUTE]
1. to name numbers in regular order to (a certain number) [to count five]
2. to add up, one by one, by units or groups, so as to get a total [count the money]
3. to check by numbering off; inventory
4. to take account of; include [six, counting me]
5. to believe or take to be; consider [to count oneself fortunate]
vi.
1. to name numbers or add up items in order
2. to be taken into account; have importance, value, etc. [his opinions don't count]
3. to have a specified value: often with for [a touchdown counts for six points]
4. to rely or depend (on or upon)
5. Music to keep time by counting the beats
n.
1. the act of counting; adding or numbering
2. the number reached by counting; total number or quantity
3. a reckoning or accounting
4. Archaic regard; notice; account
5. Baseball the number of balls and strikes that have been pitched to the batter
6. Bowling the number of pins knocked down by the first ball in a frame following a frame in which a spare or strike is scored: added to the score of the spare or strike of the preceding frame
7. Boxing the counting of seconds up to ten, during which a boxer who has been knocked down must rise or lose the match
8. Law any of the charges in an indictment, each of which gives a reason and is sufficient for prosecution
SYN.- RELY
——————
☆ count in
to include
——————
count off
to separate into equal divisions by counting
——————
count out
1. to disregard; omit
2. Boxing to declare (a boxer) defeated when he has remained down for a count of ten
countable
adj.
count2 [kount]
n.
[ME counte < OFr conte < L comes (gen. comitis), companion < com-, with + ire, to go: see EXIT]
a nobleman in European countries, having a rank equivalent to that of an English earl

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • count — n: charge; specif: a charge (as in a complaint or indictment) that separately states a cause of action or esp. offense guilty on all count s Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • count — Ⅰ. count [1] ► VERB 1) determine the total number of. 2) recite numbers in ascending order. 3) take into account; include. 4) regard or be regarded as possessing a quality or fulfilling a role: people she had counted as her friends. 5) be… …   English terms dictionary

  • Count — Count, n. [F. conte and compte, with different meanings, fr. L. computus a computation, fr. computare. See {Count}, v. t.] 1. The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting. [1913 Webster] Of blessed saints for to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Count — 〈[ kaʊnt] m. 6; in England〉 1. Titel der nichtengl. Grafen; →a. Earl 2. Inhaber dieses Titels [engl., „Graf“] * * * Count [ka̮unt ], der; s, s [engl. count < frz. comte, ↑ Comte]: 1. <o. Pl.> …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Count — (kount), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counting}.] [OF. conter, and later (etymological spelling) compter, in modern French thus distinguished; conter to relate (cf. {Recount}, {Account}), compter to count; fr. L. computuare to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Count — ist in England Titel des nichtenglischen Grafen, die englische Entsprechung ist der Earl. Count ist Namensbestandteil von Count Basie, Jazz Musiker Count Basic, Drum ’n’ Bass Band Count Grishnackh, das Pseudonym des Musikers Varg Vikernes Count… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • count — vb 1 Count, tell, enumerate, number are comparable when they mean to ascertain the total of units in a collection by noting one after another or one group after another. Count (see also RELY) implies computation of a total by assigning to each… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Count — Count, v. i. 1. To number or be counted; to possess value or carry weight; hence, to increase or add to the strength or influence of some party or interest; as, every vote counts; accidents count for nothing. [1913 Webster] This excellent man …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Count Me In — may refer to: Count Me In (charity), a charitable organization that provides financial assistance and business coaching and consulting services to woman owned businesses Count Me In (Death Before Dishonor album) Count Me In (Jann Browne album)… …   Wikipedia

  • count — [n] tally; number calculation, computation, enumeration, numbering, outcome, poll, reckoning, result, sum, toll, total, whole; concept 766 Ant. estimate, guess count [v1] add, check in order add up, calculate, cast, cast up, cipher, compute,… …   New thesaurus


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.