count: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kount), [key]
- to check over (the separate units or groups of a collection) one by one to determine the total number; add up; enumerate: He counted his tickets and found he had ten.
- to reckon up; calculate; compute.
- to list or name the numerals up to: Close your eyes and count ten.
- to include in a reckoning; take into account: There are five of us here, counting me.
- to reckon to the credit of another; ascribe; impute.
- to consider or regard: He counted himself lucky to have survived the crash.
- to count the items of a collection one by one in order to determine the total: She counted three times before she was satisfied that none was missing.
- to list or name numerals in order: to count to 100 by fives.
- to reckon numerically.
- to have a specified numerical value.
- to be accounted or worth something: That first try didn't count—I was just practicing.
- to have merit, importance, value, etc.; deserve consideration: Every bit of help counts.
- to have worth; amount (usually fol. by for): Intelligence counts for something.
- See (def. 4).
- to count backward, usually by ones, from a given integer to zero.
- to include: If you're going to the beach, count me in.
- (often used imperatively, as in the army) to count aloud by turns, as to arrange positions within a group of persons; divide or become divided into groups: Close up ranks and count off from the left by threes.
- to depend or rely on: You can always count on him to lend you money.
- When it comes to mountain climbing, count me out.
- Boxing.to declare (a boxer) a loser because of inability to stand up before the referee has counted 10 seconds.
- to exclude:When it comes to mountain climbing, count me out.
- to count and apportion or give out:She counted out four cookies to each child.
- to disqualify (ballots) illegally in counting, in order to control the election.
- the act of counting; enumeration; reckoning; calculation: A count of hands showed 23 in favor and 16 opposed.
- the number representing the result of a process of counting; the total number.
- an accounting.
- the number of balls and strikes, usually designated in that order, that have been called on a batter during a turn at bat: a count of two balls and one strike.
- a distinct charge or theory of action in a declaration or indictment: He was found guilty on two counts of theft.
- a number representing the size or quality of yarn, esp. the number based on the relation of weight to length of the yarn and indicating its degree of coarseness.
- the number of warp and filling threads per square inch in woven material, representing the texture of the fabric.
- the number of pins struck down by the first ball rolled by a bowler in the frame following a spare and included in the score for the frame in which the spare was made.
- a single ionizing reaction registered by an ionization chamber, as in a Geiger counter.
- the indication of the total number of ionizing reactions registered by an ionization chamber in a given period of time.
- regard; notice.
- the calling aloud by the referee of the seconds from 1 to 10 while a downed boxer remains off his feet. Completion of the count signifies a knockout, which the referee then declares:Also called A hard right sent the challenger down for the count.
- noting a number of items determined by an actual count: The box is labeled 50 count.
Pronunciation: (kount), [key]
- (in some European countries) a nobleman equivalent in rank to an English earl.
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