Definition of Count out

1. Verb. Declare the loser.

Category relationships: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism
Generic synonyms: Declare

Definition of Count out

1. Verb. (transitive of a person) To exclude; to dismiss from participation or eligibility. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To enumerate items while organizing or transferring them. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive boxing wrestling) To determine that a competitor has lost a match, by a referee's enumeration aloud of the increments of time for which the competitor has been incapacitated. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Count Out

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
count out (current term)
count palatine
count per minute
count sheep
count up
count upon
countable additivity
countable noun
countable nouns
countable set
countably additive

Literary usage of Count out

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

1. Electric Railway Handbook: A Reference Book of Practice Data, Formulas and by Albert Sutton Richey, William Charles Greenough (1915)
"East-bound cars count into AB and CD' at i or 8 and 3 or 6, respectively, and count out of AB and CD at 2 or 7 and 4 or 5, respectively. ..."

2. The History of Maine by John Stevens Cabot Abbott, Edward Henry Elwell (1892)
"... 1850 —Fusion in 1870 —The "count out"—Its Proceedings Condemned by the Supreme Court — Fusionists Elect Governor by Plurality Vote in 1830 — Republicans ..."

3. The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine (1869)
"The other keeper that I had given the unchangeable count out her piastres. bargaining at once by telling the shop- actually ceased disputing, ..."

4. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"va 1. to count out, fix by number«; Mil. to tell off; 2. Print, to put in (or lay on) a heap (the quantity of paper for the pressman to wet) ; an ben ..."

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