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Meaning of COUNT

Pronunciation:  kawnt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of counting; "the counting continued for several hours"
  2. [n]  a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
  3. [n]  the total number counted; "a blood count"
  4. [v]  include as if by counting; "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"
  5. [v]  take account of; "You have to reckon with our opponents"; "Count on the monsoon"
  6. [v]  have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
  7. [v]  name or recite the numbers; "The toddler could count to 100"
  8. [v]  determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
  9. [v]  show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
  10. [v]  have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"
  11. [v]  put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"

COUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bet, calculate, consider, counting, depend, enumerate, enumeration, look, matter, number, number, numerate, numeration, reckon, reckoning, tally, weigh, weigh
 See Also: add, add together, add up, approximate, ascertain, assort, bank, be, blood count, blood count, body count, census, census, circulation, class, classify, complement, consult, count down, count out, count palatine, countdown, determine, estimate, find, find out, gauge, guess, head count, headcount, include, interest, investigating, investigation, judge, landgrave, Lord, matter to, miscount, miscount, noble, nobleman, nosecount, number, poll, pollen count, press, recite, recount, recount, rely, separate, sort, sort out, sperm count, sperm count, sum, sum up, summate, swear, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up, trust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 reckon, compute; com- + putare to
    reckon, settle, order, prune, orig., to clean. See {Pure},
    and cf. {Compute}.]
    1. 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.
             Who can count the dust of Jacob?      --Num. xxiii.
             In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only
             three miserable cabins.               --Macaulay.
    2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider
       or esteem as belonging.
             Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him
             for righteousness.                    --Rom. iv. 3.
    3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or
             I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul
             remembering my good friends.          --Shak.
    {To count out}.
       (a) To exclude (one) from consideration; to be assured
           that (one) will not participate or cannot be depended
       (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
  2. \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.
             This excellent man . . . counted among the best and
             wisest of English statesmen.          --J. A.
    2. To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon.
             He was brewer to the palace; and it was apprehended
             that the government counted on his voice.
             I think it a great error to count upon the genius of
             a nation as a standing argument in all ages.
    3. To take account or note; -- with of. [Obs.] ``No man
       counts of her beauty.'' --Shak.
    4. (Eng. Law) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to
       recite a count. --Burrill.
  3. \Count\, n. [F. conte and compte, with different meanings,
    fr. L. computus a computation, fr. computare. See {Count}, v.
    1. The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number
       ascertained by counting.
             Of blessed saints for to increase the count.
             By this count, I shall be much in years. --Shak.
    2. An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
       [Obs.] ``All his care and count.'' --Spenser.
    3. (Law) 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.
    Note: 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.
  4. \Count\, n. [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
    A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an
    English earl.
    Note: 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.
    {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]
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