Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To narrate the facts or particulars of: synonym: describe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To count again.
  • To relate in detail; recite; tell or narrate the particulars of; rehearse.
  • To account; consider.
  • Synonyms To narrate, repeat, detail.
  • noun A counting anew; a second or repeated count.

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

  • noun A counting again, as of votes.
  • transitive verb To tell over; to relate in detail; to recite; to tell or narrate the particulars of; to rehearse; to enumerate.
  • transitive verb To count or reckon again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A counting again, as of votes.
  • verb To count or reckon again.
  • verb To tell over; to relate in detail; to recite; to tell or narrate the particulars of; to rehearse; to enumerate; as, to recount one's blessings.

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

  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
  • noun an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
  • verb count again

Etymologies

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

[Middle English recounten, from Old French reconter : re-, re- + conter, relate; see count.]

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