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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To go out — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • count out — {v.} 1. To leave (someone) out of a plan; not expect (someone) to share in an activity; exclude. * / Will this party cost anything? If it does, count me out, because I m broke. / * /When the coach was planning who would play in the big game he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • count out — {v.} 1. To leave (someone) out of a plan; not expect (someone) to share in an activity; exclude. * / Will this party cost anything? If it does, count me out, because I m broke. / * /When the coach was planning who would play in the big game he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • count\ out — v 1. To leave (someone) out of a plan; not expect (someone) to share in an activity; exclude. Will this party cost anything? If it does, count me out, because I m broke. When the coach was planning who would play in the big game he counted Paul… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • count out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms count out : present tense I/you/we/they count out he/she/it counts out present participle counting out past tense counted out past participle counted out 1) to count things one by one She counted out £100 in… …   English dictionary

  • count out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you count out a sum of money, you count the notes or coins as you put them in a pile one by one. [V P n (not pron)] Mr. Rohmbauer counted out the money and put it in an envelope. [Also V n P] 2) PHRASAL VERB: usu imper If you… …   English dictionary

  • count out — verb a) To exclude; to dismiss from participation or eligibility. I may not be as young as I used to be, but I can still handle this job. Dont count me out. b) To enumerate items while organizing or transferring them …   Wiktionary

  • count out — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. exclude, omit, disregard, leave out; see eliminate 1 , omit 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To keep from being admitted, included, or considered: bar, debar, eliminate, except, exclude, keep out, rule out, shut out.… …   English dictionary for students

  • count out — leave something out of a plan, exclude Please count me out of your plans to go skiing for the weekend …   Idioms and examples

  • count out — Synonyms and related words: ban, bar, bar out, bate, blockade, cut off, debar, eliminate, embargo, except, exclude, freeze out, ignore, keep out, leave out, lock out, omit, ostracize, pass over, preclude, prohibit, reject, relegate, repudiate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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