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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun count has 3 senses

Verb count has 9 senses


countv. t. [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 reckon, compute; com- + putare to reckon, settle, order, prune, orig., to clean. See Pure, and cf. Compute.].
  •  To tell or name one by one, or by groups, for the purpose of ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection; to number; to enumerate; to compute; to reckon.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who can count the dust of Jacob?"  [1913 Webster]
    "In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only three miserable cabins."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.  [1913 Webster]
    "Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.  [1913 Webster]
    "I count myself in nothing else so happy
    As in a soul remembering my good friends.
    "  [1913 Webster]
To count out. (a) To exclude (one) from consideration; to be assured that (one) will not participate or cannot be depended upon. (b) (House of Commons) To declare adjourned, as a sitting of the House, when it is ascertained that a quorum is not present. (c) To prevent the accession of (a person) to office, by a fraudulent return or count of the votes cast; -- said of a candidate really elected. [Colloq.]
Syn. -- To calculate; number; reckon; compute; enumerate. See Calculate.
countv. i. 
  •  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 . . . counted among the best and wisest of English statesmen."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon.  [1913 Webster]
    "He was brewer to the palace; and it was apprehended that the government counted on his voice."  [1913 Webster]
    "I think it a great error to count upon the genius of a nation as a standing argument in all ages."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take account or note; -- with  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.  Burrill.  [1913 Webster]
countn. [F. conte and compte, with different meanings, fr. L. computus a computation, fr. computare. See Count, v. t.].
  •  The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting.  [1913 Webster]
    "Of blessed saints for to increase the count."  [1913 Webster]
    "By this count, I shall be much in years."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An object of interest or account; value; estimation.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A formal statement of the plaintiff's case in court; in a more technical and correct sense, a particular allegation or charge in a declaration or indictment, separately setting forth the cause of action or prosecution.  Wharton.  [1913 Webster]
    " In the old law books, count was used synonymously with declaration. When the plaintiff has but a single cause of action, and makes but one statement of it, that statement is called indifferently count or declaration, most generally, however, the latter. But where the suit embraces several causes, or the plaintiff makes several different statements of the same cause of action, each statement is called a count, and all of them combined, a declaration."  Bouvier. Wharton.  [1913 Webster]
countn. [F. conte, fr. L. comes, comitis, associate, companion, one of the imperial court or train, properly, one who goes with another; com- + ire to go, akin to Skr. i to go.].
     A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl.  [1913 Webster]
    " Though the tittle Count has never been introduced into Britain, the wives of Earls have, from the earliest period of its history, been designated as Countesses."  Brande & C.  [1913 Webster]
Count palatine. (a) Formerly, the proprietor of a county who possessed royal prerogatives within his county, as did the Earl of Chester, the Bishop of Durham, and the Duke of Lancaster. [Eng.] See County palatine, under County. (b) Originally, a high judicial officer of the German emperors; afterward, the holder of a fief, to whom was granted the right to exercise certain imperial powers within his own domains. [Germany]


count, v. & n.
1 tr. determine the total number or amount of, esp. by assigning successive numbers (count the stations).
2 intr. repeat numbers in ascending order; conduct a reckoning.
3 a tr. (often foll. by in) include in one's reckoning or plan (you can count me in; fifteen people, counting the guide). b intr. be included in a reckoning or plan.
4 tr. consider (a thing or a person) to be (lucky etc.) (count no man happy until he is dead).
5 intr. (often foll. by for) have value; matter (his opinion counts for a great deal).
1 a the act of counting; a reckoning (after a count of fifty). b the sum total of a reckoning (blood count; pollen count).
2 Law each charge in an indictment (guilty on ten counts).
3 a count of up to ten seconds by a referee when a boxer is knocked down.
4 Polit. the act of counting the votes after a general or local election.
5 one of several points under discussion.
6 the measure of the fineness of a yarn expressed as the weight of a given length or the length of a given weight.
7 Physics the number of ionizing particles detected by a counter.

count against be reckoned to the disadvantage of. count one's blessings be grateful for what one has. count one's chickens be over-optimistic or hasty in anticipating good fortune. count the cost consider the risks before taking action. count the days (or hours etc.) be impatient. count down recite numbers backwards to zero, esp. as part of a rocket-launching procedure. counting-house a place where accounts are kept. count noun a countable noun (see COUNTABLE 2). count on (or upon) depend on, rely on; expect confidently. count out
1 count while taking from a stock.
2 complete a count of ten seconds over (a fallen boxer etc.), indicating defeat.
3 (in children's games) select (a player) for dismissal or a special role by use of a counting rhyme etc.
4 colloq. exclude from a plan or reckoning (I'm too tired, count me out).
5 Brit. Polit. procure the adjournment of (the House of Commons) when fewer than 40 members are present. count up find the sum of. keep count take note of how many there have been etc. lose count fail to take note of the number etc. not counting excluding from the reckoning. out for the count 1 Boxing defeated by being unable to rise within ten seconds.
2 a defeated or demoralized. b soundly asleep. take the count Boxing be defeated.
count, n. a foreign noble corresponding to an earl.

Count Palatine hist. a high official of the Holy Roman Empire with royal authority within his domain.
countship n.
OF conte f. L comes comitis companion



Brahman, a reckoning of, account, account of, accounts, accusal, accusation, accusing, add up, adjudge, adjudicate, admit, aggregate, allegation, allegement, allow, amount, amount to something, apportion, archduke, aristocrat, armiger, arraignment, article, aspect, assimilate, bank on, baron, baronet, batch, be featured, be influential, be judicious, be persuasive, be prominent, be regarded, be somebody, be something, be thought of, beat, beat a tattoo, beat the drum, beat time, bill of particulars, blame, blue blood, body count, box score, bringing of charges, bringing to book, budget, bunch, calculate, call off, call over, call the roll, capitulation, carry weight, case, cast, census, charge, check of, chunk, clutch, complaint, complete, comprehend, comprise, compute, consider, contain, count in, count of, count on, count the beats, count up, cover, cut ice, cut some ice, daimio, datum, deal, decrease, deem, delation, denouncement, denunciation, depend on, detail, difference, divide, dose, drum, duke, earl, election returns, element, embody, embrace, encircle, enclose, encompass, enumerate, envisage, esquire, esteem, exercise judgment, express an opinion, facet, fact, factor, figure on, figure out, figure up, fill, fill in, fill out, fix, foliate, form an opinion, gentleman, get top billing, gob, grand duke, grandee, group, have an in, have full play, have influence, have personality, have pull, head count, heap, hidalgo, hold, hunk, impeachment, implication, import, imputation, incidental, include, incorporate, increase, indictment, information, innuendo, insinuation, instance, inventory, item, judge, keep time, lace-curtain, laird, landgrave, landslide, large amount, lawsuit, laying of charges, look on, look upon, lord, lordling, lot, magnate, magnifico, margrave, marquis, matter, measure, mess, minor detail, minutia, minutiae, noble, nobleman, nose count, number, number among, numerate, occupy, official count, optimate, pack, page, paginate, palsgrave, parcel, part, particular, patrician, peer, pine, plaint, play drum, point, poll, portion, pound, presume, product, prosecution, quantify, quantity, quantize, rank, rate, ration, recapitulation, receive, reckon, reckon among, reckon in, reckon on, reckon with, reckoning, recount, recounting, reduce, regard, rehearsal, rely on, rely upon, repertory, reproach, respect, returns, ruffle, run over, score, seigneur, seignior, signify, silk-stocking, small amount, sound a tattoo, squire, stand out, star, statement, suit, sum, summary, summation, summing, summing up, suppose, swell, tabs of, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take up, tale, tally, tally of, tap, taxing, tell, the bottom line, the story, the whole story, thing, think of, thoroughbred, thrum, thump, tidal wave, tom-tom, total, track of, true bill, trust, unspoken accusation, upper-cruster, veiled accusation, viscount, waldgrave, weigh, whole, x number




N part, portion, dose, item, particular, aught, any, division, ward, subdivision, section, chapter, clause, count, paragraph, verse, article, passage, sector, segment, fraction, fragment, cantle, frustum, detachment, parcel, piece, lump, bit cut, cutting, chip, chunk, collop, slice, scale, lamina, small part, morsel, particle, installment, dividend, share, debris, odds and ends, oddments, detritus, excerpta, member, limb, lobe, lobule, arm, wing, scion, branch, bough, joint, link, offshoot, ramification, twig, bush, spray, sprig, runner, leaf, leaflet, stump, component part, sarmentum, compartment, department, county, fractional, fragmentary, sectional, aliquot, divided, in compartments, multifid, disconnected, partial, partly, in part, partially, piecemeal, part by part, by by installments, by snatches, by inches, by driblets, bit by bit, inch by inch, foot by foot, drop by drop, in detail, in lots.


VB number, count, tally, tell, call over, run over, take an account of, enumerate, muster, poll, recite, recapitulate, sum, sum up, cast up, tell off, score, cipher, compute, calculate, suppute, add, subtract, multiply, divide, extract roots, algebraize, check, prove, demonstrate, balance, audit, overhaul, take stock, affix numbers to, page, amount to, add up to, come to.


N nobility, rank, condition, distinction, optimacy, blood, pur sang, birth, high descent, order, quality, gentility, blue blood of Castile, ancien regime, high life, haute monde, upper classes, upper ten thousand, the four hundred, elite, aristocracy, great folks, fashionable world, peer, peerage, house of lords, house of peers, lords, lords temporal and spiritual, noblesse, noble, nobleman, lord, lordling, grandee, magnifico, hidalgo, daimio, daimyo, samurai, shizoku, don, donship, aristocrat, swell, three- tailed bashaw, gentleman, squire, squireen, patrician, laureate, gentry, gentlefolk, squirarchy, better sort magnates, primates, optimates, pantisocracy, king, atheling, prince, duke, marquis, marquisate, earl, viscount, baron, thane, banneret, baronet, baronetcy, knight, knighthood, count, armiger, laird, signior, seignior, esquire, boyar, margrave, vavasour, emir, ameer, scherif, sharif, effendi, wali, sahib, chevalier, maharaja, nawab, palsgrave, pasha, rajah, waldgrave, princess, begum, duchess, marchioness, countess, lady, dame, memsahib, Do$a, maharani, rani, personage of distinction, man of distinction, personage of rank, man of rank, personage of mark, man of mark, notables, notabilities, celebrity, bigwig, magnate, great man, star, superstar, big bug, big gun, great gun, gilded rooster, magni nominis umbra, every inch a king, noble, exalted, of rank, princely, titled, patrician, aristocratic, high-, well-born, of gentle blood, genteel, comme il faut, gentlemanlike, courtly, highly respectable, in high quarters, Adel sitzt im Gemuthe nicht im Gebluete, adelig und edel sind zweierlei, noblesse oblige.


VB judge, conclude, come to a conclusion, draw a conclusion, arrive at a conclusion, ascertain, determine, make up one's mind, deduce, derive, gather, collect, draw an inference, make a deduction, weet, ween, form an estimate, estimate, appreciate, value, count, assess, rate, rank, account, regard, consider, think of, look upon, review, size up, settle, pass an opinion, give an opinion, decide, try, pronounce, rule, pass judgment, pass sentence, sentence, doom, find, give judgment, deliver judgment, adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, award, report, bring in a verdict, make absolute, set a question at rest, confirm, comment, criticize, kibitz, pass under review, investigate, hold the scales, sit in judgment, try judgment, hear a cause.

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