Definition of Count down

1. Verb. Count backwards; before detonating a bomb, for example.

Generic synonyms: Count
Derivative terms: Countdown

Definition of Count down

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of countdown) ¹

2. Verb. To announce the passage of time to a precisely timed expected event. ¹

3. Verb. To await a precisely timed expected event. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Count Down

count angels on pinheads
count coup
count density
count down (current term)
count downs
count in
count noun
count nouns
count off
count on
count one's blessings
count out
count palatine
count per minute
count sheep
count up
count upon

Literary usage of Count down

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

1. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use of Both of the by Francis Wharton (1881)
"(Same as second count down to " force and arms," and then proceed as follows): Provide the means, to wit (thirty men and three hundred dollars in money), ..."

2. The Great Cryptogram: Francis Bacon's Cipher in the So-called Shakespeare Plays by Ignatius Donnelly (1887)
"We recur to the interlocking number 523 and again deduct from it the modifier 30, which leaves 493; we count down from the beginning of the second ..."

3. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1903)
"The third count adopts the averments of the first count down to the description of the negligence, and then charges that Clements' negligence consisted in ..."

4. A Greek and English Lexicon of the New Testament by Edward Robinson (1852)
"Ta\f/qij>i£<a pp. to reckon or count down,) to count down with, iq to reckon or number with others. Pass. Acts i. ..."

5. Ruling Cases by Irving Browne, Leonard Augustus Jones, James Tower Keen, John Melville Gould (1901)
"The fourth count repeated all the allegations in the [* 350] first count down to and inclusive of the allegation that the property in the said goods passed ..."

6. The Law of Baron and Femme: Of Parent and Child, Guardian and Ward, Master by Tapping Reeve, Amasa Junius Parker, Charles E. Baldwin (1882)
"count down, then, to Thomas, the father of Polly, which is three: from Thomas to Polly is four. The marriage is valid, for the relationship is in the fourth ..."

7. A Greek and English Lexicon of the New Testament by Edward Robinson (1836)
"501. с. to count down with, iq to ncia* * number u>iiA others, PASS. ... И*>* pp. to reckon or count down,) ..."

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