count
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cunter, counter, from Latin computare, from com- + putare to consider Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved ; number b. to name the numbers in order up to and including <
count ten
>
c. to include in a tallying and reckoning <
about 100 present, counting children
>
d. to call aloud (beats or time units) <
count cadence
>
<
count eighth notes
>
2. a. consider, account <
count oneself lucky
>
b. to record as of an opinion or persuasion <
count me as uncommitted
>
3. to include or exclude by or as if by counting <
count me in
>
intransitive verb 1. a. to recite or indicate the numbers in order by units or groups <
count by fives
>
b. to count the units in a group 2. to rely or depend on someone or something — used with on <
counted on his parents to help with the expenses
>
3. add, total <
it counts up to a sizable amount
>
4. a. to have value or significance <
these are the people who really count
>
<
his opinions don't count for much
>
b. to deserve to be regarded or considered <
a job so easy it hardly counts as work
>
II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the action or process of counting b. a total obtained by counting ; tally 2. archaic a. reckoning, account b. consideration, estimation 3. a. allegation, charge; specifically one separately stating the cause of action or prosecution in a legal declaration or indictment <
guilty on all counts
>
b. a specific point under consideration ; issue 4. the total number of individual things in a given unit or sample obtained by counting all or a subsample of them <
bacteria count
>
5. a. the calling off of the seconds from one to ten when a boxer has been knocked down b. the number of balls and strikes charged to a baseball batter during one turn <
the count stood at 3 and 2
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c. score <
tied the count with a minute to play
>
6. a. a measurement of the thickness or fineness of yarn by determining the number of hanks or yards per pound it produces b. the number of threads per square inch in a cloth III. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cunte, from Late Latin comit-, comes, from Latin, companion, one of the imperial court, from com- + ire to go — more at issue Date: 15th century a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl

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