To count out
Count Count (kount), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counting}.] [OF. conter, and later (etymological spelling) compter, in modern French thus distinguished; conter to relate (cf. {Recount}, {Account}), compter to count; fr. L. computuare to reckon, compute; com- + putare to reckon, settle, order, prune, orig., to clean. See {Pure}, and cf. {Compute}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Who can count the dust of Jacob? --Num. xxiii. 10. [1913 Webster]

In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only three miserable cabins. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging. [1913 Webster]

Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. --Rom. iv. 3. [1913 Webster]

3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider. [1913 Webster]

I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul remembering my good friends. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To count out}. (a) To exclude (one) from consideration; to be assured that (one) will not participate or cannot be depended upon. (b) (House of Commons) To declare adjourned, as a sitting of the House, when it is ascertained that a quorum is not present. (c) To prevent the accession of (a person) to office, by a fraudulent return or count of the votes cast; -- said of a candidate really elected. [Colloq.]

Syn: To calculate; number; reckon; compute; enumerate. See {Calculate}. [1913 Webster]


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