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- The definition of count is the act of adding up or calculating, or the final number.
- An example of a count is the act of adding up how many fish are in a pond.
- An example of a count is a total number of 12 eggs.
- Count is defined as to add up or calculate.
An example of to count is to add up the number of cookies in a jar.
- to name numbers in regular order to (a certain number): to count five
- to add up, one by one, by units or groups, so as to get a total: count the money
- to check by numbering off; inventory
- to take account of; include: six, counting me
- to believe or take to be; consider: to count oneself fortunate
Origin of countMiddle English counten from Old French conter from Classical Latin computare, compute
- to name numbers or add up items in order
- to be taken into account; have importance, value, etc.: his opinions don't count
- to have a specified value: often with for: a touchdown counts for six points
- to rely or depend (on or upon)
- Music to keep time by counting the beats
- the act of counting; adding or numbering
- the number reached by counting; total number or quantity
- a reckoning or accounting
- Archaic regard; notice; account
- Baseball the number of balls and strikes that have been pitched to the batter
- Bowling the number of pins knocked down by the first ball in a frame following a frame in which a spare or strike is scored: added to the score of the spare or strike of the preceding frame
- Boxing the counting of seconds up to ten, during which a boxer who has been knocked down must rise or lose the match
- Law any of the charges in an indictment, each of which gives a reason and is sufficient for prosecution
- to disregard; omit
- Boxing to declare (a boxer) defeated when he has remained down for a count of ten
Origin of countMiddle English counte from Old French conte from Classical Latin comes (gen. comitis), companion from com-, with + ire, to go: see exit
verbcount·ed, count·ing, counts
- a. To name or list (the units of a group or collection) one by one in order to determine a total; number.b. To recite numerals in ascending order up to and including: count three before firing.c. To include in a reckoning; take account of: ten dogs, counting the puppies.
- Informal a. To include by or as if by counting: Count me in.b. To exclude by or as if by counting: Count me out.
- To believe or consider to be; deem: Count yourself lucky.
- To recite or list numbers in order or enumerate items by units or groups: counted by tens.
- a. To have importance: You really count with me.b. To have a specified importance or value: Their opinions count for little. Each basket counts for two points.
- Music To keep time by counting beats.
- The act of counting or calculating.
- a. A number reached by counting.b. The totality of specific items in a particular sample: a white blood cell count.
- Law Any of the separate and distinct charges or causes of action in an indictment or complaint.
- Sports The counting from one to ten seconds, during which time a boxer who has been knocked down must rise or be declared the loser.
- Baseball The number of balls and strikes that an umpire has called against a batter.
Origin of countMiddle English counten from Old French conter from Latin computāre to calculate com- com- putāre to think ; see pau-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A nobleman in some European countries.
- Used as a title for such a nobleman.
Origin of countMiddle English counte from Old French conte from Late Latin comes comit- occupant of any state office from Latin companion ; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
- The act of counting or tallying a quantity.
- Give the chairs a quick count to check if we have enough.
- The result of a tally that reveals the number of items in a set; a quantity counted.
- A countdown.
- (law) A charge of misconduct brought in a legal proceeding.
- (baseball) The number of balls and strikes, respectively, on a batter's in-progress plate appearance.
- He has a 3-2 count with the bases loaded.
(third-person singular simple present counts, present participle counting, simple past and past participle counted)
- (intransitive) To enumerate the digits of a numeral system.
- Can you count to a hundred?
- To determine the number (of objects in a group).
- There are three apples; count them.
- (intransitive) To be of significance; to matter.
- Your views don't count here. It doesn't count if you cheat with someone when you're drunk.
- (intransitive) To be an example of something.
- Apples count as a type of fruit.
- To consider something an example of something.
- He counts himself a hero after saving the cat from the river. I count you as more than a friend.
- (UK, law) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.
From Middle English counten, from Anglo-Norman conter, from Old French conter (“add up; tell a story”), from Latin computare, present active infinitive of computō (“I compute”). Displaced native Middle English tellen (“to count”) (from Old English tellan) and Middle English rimen (“to count, enumerate”) (from Old English rīman).
count - Legal Definition
- In a civil action, the statement of a distinct cause of action in a complaint or similar pleading.
- In a criminal action, the distinct allegation in an indictment or information that the defendant committed a crime.