from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To name or list (the units of a group or collection) one by one in order to determine a total; number.
  • transitive v. To recite numerals in ascending order up to and including: count three before firing.
  • transitive v. To include in a reckoning; take account of: ten dogs, counting the puppies.
  • transitive v. Informal To include by or as if by counting: Count me in.
  • transitive v. Informal To exclude by or as if by counting: Count me out.
  • transitive v. To believe or consider to be; deem: Count yourself lucky.
  • intransitive v. To recite or list numbers in order or enumerate items by units or groups: counted by tens.
  • intransitive v. To have importance: You really count with me.
  • intransitive v. To have a specified importance or value: Their opinions count for little. Each basket counts for two points.
  • intransitive v. Music To keep time by counting beats.
  • n. The act of counting or calculating.
  • n. A number reached by counting.
  • n. The totality of specific items in a particular sample: a white blood cell count.
  • n. Law Any of the separate and distinct charges in an indictment.
  • n. Sports The counting from one to ten seconds, during which time a boxer who has been knocked down must rise or be declared the loser.
  • n. Baseball The number of balls and strikes that an umpire has called against a batter.
  • count down To recite numerals in descending order, as during a countdown.
  • count off To recite numbers in turn, as when dividing people or things into groups : The 24 children counted off by twos, forming a dozen pairs.
  • count on To rely on; depend on: You can count on my help.
  • count on To be confident of; anticipate: counted on getting a raise.
  • count out To declare (a boxer) out to have been knocked out by calling out the count.
  • idiom heads To make a count of members, attendees, or participants by or as if by noting bodily presence.
  • n. A nobleman in some European countries.
  • n. Used as a title for such a nobleman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of counting or tallying a quantity.
  • n. The result of a tally that reveals the number of items in a set; a quantity counted.
  • n. A countdown.
  • n. A charge of misconduct brought in a legal proceeding.
  • n. The number of balls and strikes, respectively, on a batter's in-progress plate appearance.
  • v. To enumerate the digits of one's numeral system.
  • v. To determine the number (of objects in a group).
  • v. To be of significance; to matter.
  • v. To be an example of something.
  • v. To consider something an example of something.
  • n. The male ruler of a county; also known as an earl, especially in England. The female equivalent is countess.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting.
  • n. An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl.
  • intransitive v. 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.
  • intransitive v. To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon.
  • intransitive v. To take account or note; -- with.
  • intransitive v. To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.
  • transitive v. 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.
  • transitive v. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.
  • transitive v. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To number; assign the numerals one, two, three, etc., successively and in order to all the individual objects of (a collection), one to each; enumerate: as, to count the years, days, and hours of a man's life; to count the stars.
  • To ascertain the number of by more complex processes of computation; compute; reckon.
  • To reckon to the credit of another; place to an account; ascribe or impute; consider or esteem as belonging.
  • To account; esteem; think, judge, deem, or consider.
  • To recount.
  • To regard, deem, hold.
  • To ascertain the number of objects in a collection by assigning to them in order the numerals one, two, three, etc.; determine the number of objects in a group by a process partly mechanical and partly arithmetical, or in any way whatsoever; number.
  • To be able to reckon; be expert in numbers: as, he can read, write, and count.
  • To take account; enter into consideration: of a thing (obsolete), with a person.
  • In music, to keep time, or mark the rhythm of a piece, by naming the successive pulses, accents, or beats.
  • To be of value; be worth reckoning or taking into account; swell the number: as, every vote counts.
  • To reckon; depend; rely: with on or upon.
  • In law, to plead orally; argue a matter in court; recite the cause of action.
  • n. Reckoning; the act of numbering: as, this is the number according to my count.
  • n. The total number; the number which represents the result of a process of counting; the number signified by the numeral assigned to the last unit of a collection in the operation of counting it; the magnitude of a collection as determined by counting.
  • n. Account; estimation; value.
  • n. In law, an entire or integral charge in an indictment, complaint, or other pleading, setting forth a cause of complaint. There may be different counts in the same pleading.
  • n. In music: Rhythm; regularity of accent or pace.
  • n. The act of reckoning or naming the pulses of the rhythm: as, to keep strict count.
  • n. A particular pulse, accent, or beat: as, the first count of a measure.
  • n. A title of nobility in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal (corresponding to earl in Great Britain and graf in Germany), whence the name county, originally applied to the demain appertaining to the holder of such a title.
  • n. Formerly, in England, the proprietor of a county, who exercised regal prerogatives within his county, in virtue of which he had his own courts of law, appointed judges and law officers, and could pardon murders, treasons, and felonies. All writs and judicial processes proceeded in his name, while the king's writs were of no avail within the palatinate. The Earl of Chester, the Bishop of Durham, and the Duke of Lancaster were the counts palatine of England. The queen is now Duchess and Countess Palatine of Lancaster. The earldom palatinate of Chester, similarly restricted, is vested in the eldest son of the monarch, or in the monarch himself when there is no Prince of Wales. Durham became a palatinate in the time of William the Conqueror, and the dignity continued in connection with the bishopric till 1836, when it was vested in the crown. See palatine, and county palatine, under county.
  • n. A term used in the textile industry to indicate the size or fineness of yarn, designated by naming the number of hanks in a pound, in the plural form: as, 20's. Also called number or grist.
  • n. plural Fineness of the pitch of the wire teeth in card-clothing, computed on the number of teeth found in a width of 4 inches.
  • n. plural Things sold by count, as by the dozen, the hundred, etc., and not by weight or measure; specifically, oysters, terrapin, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. have faith or confidence in
  • v. include as if by counting
  • v. determine the number or amount of
  • n. a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
  • v. name or recite the numbers in ascending order
  • v. have weight; have import, carry weight
  • n. the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
  • v. have a certain value or carry a certain weight
  • v. put into a group
  • v. take account of
  • v. show consideration for; take into account
  • n. the total number counted


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English counten, from Old French conter, from Latin computāre, to calculate : com-, com- + putāre, to think; see pau-2 in Indo-European roots.
Middle English counte, from Old French conte, from Late Latin comes, comit-, occupant of any state office, from Latin, companion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English counten, from Anglo-Norman conter, from Old French conter ("add up; tell a story"), from Latin computare, present active infinitive of computō ("I compute"). Displaced native Middle English tellen ("to count") (from Old English tellan) and Middle English rimen ("to count, enumerate") (from Old English rīman).


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