Count Count, v. i. 1. To number or be counted; to possess value or carry weight; hence, to increase or add to the strength or influence of some party or interest; as, every vote counts; accidents count for nothing. [1913 Webster]

This excellent man . . . counted among the best and wisest of English statesmen. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]

2. To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster]

He was brewer to the palace; and it was apprehended that the government counted on his voice. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

I think it a great error to count upon the genius of a nation as a standing argument in all ages. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. To take account or note; -- with of. [Obs.] ``No man counts of her beauty.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Eng. Law) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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