- The definition of a recount is a retelling of events.
When you repeat a conversation you had earlier and tell a friend every detail, this is an example of a time when your friend gets a recount of the conversation.
- To recount is to tally or count something again, or to tell someone about events that occurred.
- When you count votes twice for an election, the second tallying is an example of a time when you recount votes.
- When you tell your husband all about the conversation you had with your boss, this is an example of a time when you recount the conversation.
recount definition by Webster's New World
- to tell in detail; give an account of; narrate
- to tell in order or one by one
Origin: Middle English recounten ; from Anglo-French reconter: see re- and amp; count
recount definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb re·count·ed, re·count·ing, re·counts
- To narrate the facts or particulars of. See Synonyms at describe.
- To enumerate.
Origin: Middle English recounten, from Old French reconter : re-, re- + conter, relate; see count1.
- re·countˈal noun