What does Count mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. count(noun)

    the total number counted

    "a blood count"

  2. count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally(noun)

    the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

    "the counting continued for several hours"

  3. count(verb)

    a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl

  4. count, number, enumerate, numerate(verb)

    determine the number or amount of

    "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"

  5. count, matter, weigh(verb)

    have weight; have import, carry weight

    "It does not matter much"

  6. consider, count, weigh(verb)

    show consideration for; take into account

    "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"

  7. count(verb)

    name or recite the numbers in ascending order

    "The toddler could count to 100"

  8. count, number(verb)

    put into a group

    "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"

  9. count(verb)

    include as if by counting

    "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"

  10. count(verb)

    have a certain value or carry a certain weight

    "each answer counts as three points"

  11. count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon(verb)

    have faith or confidence in

    "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

  12. reckon, count(verb)

    take account of

    "You have to reckon with our opponents"; "Count on the monsoon"


  1. count(Noun)

    The male ruler of a county; also known as an earl, especially in England. The female equivalent is countess.

  2. Origin: From counten, from conter, from conter, from computare, present active infinitive of computo. Displaced native tellen (from tellan) and rimen (from riman).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Count(verb)

    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

  2. Count(verb)

    to place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging

  3. Count(verb)

    to esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider

  4. Count(verb)

    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

  5. Count(verb)

    to reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon

  6. Count(verb)

    to take account or note; -- with

  7. Count(verb)

    to plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count

  8. Count(verb)

    the act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting

  9. Count(verb)

    an object of interest or account; value; estimation

  10. Count(verb)

    a formal statement of the plaintiff's case in court; in a more technical and correct sense, a particular allegation or charge in a declaration or indictment, separately setting forth the cause of action or prosecution

  11. Count(noun)

    a nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl

  12. Origin: [F. conte, fr. L. comes, comitis, associate, companion, one of the imperial court or train, properly, one who goes with another; com- + ire to go, akin to Skr. i to go.]


  1. Count

    Count or Countess is a title in European countries for a noble of varying status, but historically deemed to convey an approximate rank intermediate between the highest and lowest titles of nobility. The word count came into English from the French comte, itself from Latin comes—in its accusative comitem—meaning "companion", and later "companion of the emperor, delegate of the emperor". The adjective form of the word is "comital". The British and Irish equivalent is an earl. Alternative names for the "Count" rank in the nobility structure are used in other countries, such as Graf in Germany and Hakushaku during the Japanese Imperial era.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Count

    kownt, n. on the Continent, a title of nobility equal in rank to an English earl:—fem. Count′ess, the wife of a count or earl (fem. of earl).—ns. Count′ship, a count's dignity or domain (also used as a title); Coun′ty, a portion of a country separated for the administration of justice: a shire; Coun′ty-fam′ily, a family of the nobility or gentry (Coun′ty-people), with estates and a seat in the county. [O. Fr. conte—L. comes, comitis, a companion, con, with, īre, itum, to go.]

  2. Count

    kownt, v.t. to number, sum up: to ascribe: esteem: consider.—v.i. to add to or increase a number by being counted to it: to depend.—n. act of numbering: the number counted: a particular charge in an indictment.—adj. Count′able, capable of being counted.—ns. Count′er, he who or that which counts: that which indicates a number: a piece of metal, &c., used in reckoning: a table on which money is counted or goods laid; Count′ing-house, Count′ing-room, the house or room in which merchants keep their accounts and transact business.—adj. Count′less, that cannot be counted: innumerable.—n. Count′-wheel, a wheel with notched edge controlling the stroke of a clock in sounding the hours. [O. Fr. cunter (Fr. compter)—L. computāre.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Count' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4384

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Count' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1876

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Count' in Nouns Frequency: #1325

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Count' in Verbs Frequency: #405

How to pronounce Count?

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How to say Count in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Count in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Count in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Count in a Sentence

  1. James Holmes:

    I only count the fatalities.

  2. Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower:

    Moral victories don't count.

  3. Thad Kousser:

    Its too early to count him out.

  4. Veronica - "Heathers":

    My teen angst has a body count.

  5. New Orleans:

    They were losing at every count.

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