Definition of Count

1. Noun. The total number counted. "A blood count"

2. Verb. Determine the number or amount of. "They count the money "; "Count your change"

3. Noun. The act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order. "The counting continued for several hours"

4. Verb. Have weight; have import, carry weight. "It does not matter much"
Exact synonyms: Matter, Weigh
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Press, Weigh
Derivative terms: Matter, Matter
Also: Matter To

5. Noun. A nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl.
Specialized synonyms: Count Palatine, Landgrave
Generic synonyms: Lord, Noble, Nobleman

6. Verb. Show consideration for; take into account. "They count their earnings this year"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
Exact synonyms: Consider, Weigh
Derivative terms: Consideration, Weighing

7. Verb. Name or recite the numbers in ascending order. "The toddler could count to 100"
Generic synonyms: Recite
Specialized synonyms: Count Down
Also: Count Down, Count Out
Derivative terms: Counting

8. Verb. Put into a group. "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
Exact synonyms: Number
Generic synonyms: Assort, Class, Classify, Separate, Sort, Sort Out
Derivative terms: Number

9. Verb. Include as if by counting. "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"
Generic synonyms: Include

10. Verb. Have a certain value or carry a certain weight. "Each answer counts as three points"
Generic synonyms: Be

11. Verb. Have faith or confidence in. "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
Exact synonyms: Bet, Calculate, Depend, Look, Reckon
Generic synonyms: Bank, Rely, Swear, Trust
Derivative terms: Dependency

12. Verb. Take account of. "Count on the monsoon"
Exact synonyms: Reckon
Generic synonyms: Approximate, Estimate, Gauge, Guess, Judge

Definition of Count

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. 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.

3. n. The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting.

4. n. A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl.

Definition of Count

1. Noun. The act of counting or tallying a quantity. ¹

2. Noun. The result of a tally that reveals the number of items in a set; a quantity counted. ¹

3. Noun. A countdown. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) A charge of misconduct brought in a legal proceeding. ¹

5. Noun. (baseball) The number of balls and strikes, respectively, on a batter's in-progress plate appearance. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To enumerate the digits of one's numeral system. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To determine the number (of objects in a group). ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To be of significance; to matter. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To be an example of something. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To consider something an example of something. ¹

11. Noun. The male ruler of a county; also known as an earl, especially in England. The female equivalent is countess. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Count

1. to list or mention the units of one by one to ascertain the total [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Count

1. 1. A reckoning, enumeration, or accounting. 2. To enumerate or score. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Count

count (current term)
count angels on pinheads
count coup
count density
count down
count downs
count in
count noun
count nouns
count off
count on
count one's blessings

Literary usage of Count

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"I must be careful to keep up friendly appearances with the count; and I must be well on my ... When the dinner hour brought us together again, count Fosco ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"count of Nassau, count Waldeck, ... Obdam, count Lippes, afterwards Col. ... Riet-Ezel, afterwards count Steenbok, Bar. Boncour, Col. Benting, and Bar. ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"But the journey was not to be one merely of adventure; the writer recalls with pleasure several conversations with the count, when the latter gave earnest ..."

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