Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Neat; spruce.
  • An obsolete spelling of count.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Neat; spruce.
  • transitive verb obsolete To compute; to count.
  • noun obsolete Account; reckoning; computation.

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  • adjective obsolete neat; spruce

Etymologies

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Latin comptus, past participle of comere to care for, comb, arrange, adorn.

Examples

  • The boy replied, “O brother, I know this from the sand170 wherewith I take compt of night and day and from the saying of the ancients, ‘No mystery from Allah is hidden; for the sons of Adam have in them a spiritual virtue which discovereth to them the darkest secrets.’”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Nor did they stint from the mellay till the darkness fell down, when they drew apart, after there had been slain of the Infidels men without compt.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And “Almighty Allah, O my son, hath given thy father monies past compt.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The Lord commanded us not to do harm, lest sin attach to us; wherefore it befitteth us to take compt of whatso is right to do, for that the Almighty biddeth us naught but good in all cases and forbiddeth us only from evil; but what we do, we do of our own design, be it fair or faulty.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Our five other sisters are gone a-hunting in our desert, wherein are wild beasts past compt or calculation and, it being our turn to do this we two abode at home, to make ready for them food.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then he turned towards the lake and saw that what he had taken for shimmering water was a multitude of small snakes, none knoweth their compt save Allah the Most High.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Quoth they, They will not withstand us more than three days, for we had the better of them to-day, taking some two thousand of them prisoners and slaying of them much folk whose compt may not be told.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Some of the merchants were drowned and others made shift to reach the shore and save themselves upon the mountain; I amongst the number, and when we got ashore, we found a great island, or rather peninsula72 whose base was strewn with wreckage of crafts and goods and gear cast up by the sea from broken ships whose passengers had been drowned; and the quantity confounded compt and calculation.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • King and the Sage answered, “Things beyond compt; and the least of secrets is that if, directly after thou hast cut off my head, thou open three leaves and read three lines of the page to thy left hand, my head shall speak and answer every question thou deignest ask of it.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • July 30th, 2009 at 12: 25 pm PDT hi, i have the same problem, i cant see images in flickr. i usually take part in weekly photoshop compt, now due to this problem i cant even take part. i just see blank and when i take my over the image area i see blue background. please help reply

    1.2 million Flickr Photos Geotagged in 24 Hours

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