What does count mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. countnoun

    the total number counted

    "a blood count"

  2. count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tallynoun

    the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

    "the counting continued for several hours"

  3. countverb

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

  4. count, number, enumerate, numerateverb

    determine the number or amount of

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

  5. count, matter, weighverb

    have weight; have import, carry weight

    "It does not matter much"

  6. consider, count, weighverb

    show consideration for; take into account

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

  7. countverb

    name or recite the numbers in ascending order

    "The toddler could count to 100"

  8. count, numberverb

    put into a group

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

  9. countverb

    include as if by counting

    "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"

  10. countverb

    have a certain value or carry a certain weight

    "each answer counts as three points"

  11. count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckonverb

    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, countverb

    take account of

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

Wiktionary

  1. countnoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Countverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Countverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Countverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Countverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Countverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Countverb

    to take account or note; -- with

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Countverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Countverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Countverb

    an object of interest or account; value; estimation

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Countverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. Countnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. count

    To calculate an accurate and specific number.

    The machine can count the number of items through the use of specific software.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 29, 2020  
  2. count

    To use the mind to create mathematical calculations.

    We have all been taught to count using the ability of our mind.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 29, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  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. President Barack Obama:

    Now, the last time I checked, if you drive around Washington, there are a whole bunch of Japanese cars, you go to Tokyo and count how many Chryslers and GM and Ford cars there are.

  2. Jeff Katula:

    You don’t need to go to the gym for it to count as exercise, you can play with your kids for a few hours and still get your heart rate up and see beneficial results.

  3. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Waste not a second of the day, who knows if this moment will return, count each blessing of time when you dance the dance of life

  4. Elizabeth Alex:

    The same communities that are the hardest to count are the most important to count.

  5. Akram Al Deek:

    Human by nature, German by nationality, Jordanian by birth, Palestinian by descent, and writing in English, I have severe problems answering to the question “Where Are You From?” Such question boxes one within a boundary and asks you to name geographies and places on the geopolitical map of the world whereby it inhales you to be associated with the whereabouts of an accident called birth, or an absent presence that is called History. On the one hand, having to state singular places therefore surely glorifies the triumphalism of geography and cultural borderlines; on the other, it marginalises the celebration of multiple cultural experiences. No singular or brief answer will ever suffice to answer such question. It is rather the transitory metamorphoses throughout various and diverse cultural experiences that count.

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