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count 1

v. count·ed, count·ing, counts
a. To name or list (the units of a group or collection) one by one in order to determine a total; number.
b. To recite numerals in ascending order up to and including: count three before firing.
c. To include in a reckoning; take account of: ten dogs, counting the puppies.
2. Informal
a. To include by or as if by counting: Count me in.
b. To exclude by or as if by counting: Count me out.
3. To believe or consider to be; deem: Count yourself lucky.
1. To recite or list numbers in order or enumerate items by units or groups: counted by tens.
a. To have importance: You really count with me.
b. To have a specified importance or value: Their opinions count for little. Each basket counts for two points.
3. Music To keep time by counting beats.
1. The act of counting or calculating.
a. A number reached by counting.
b. The totality of specific items in a particular sample: a white blood cell count.
3. Law Any of the separate and distinct charges or causes of action in an indictment or complaint.
4. Sports The counting from one to ten seconds, during which time a boxer who has been knocked down must rise or be declared the loser.
5. Baseball The number of balls and strikes that an umpire has called against a batter.
Phrasal Verbs:
count down
To recite numerals in descending order, as during a countdown.
count off
To recite numbers in turn, as when dividing people or things into groups : The 24 children counted off by twos, forming a dozen pairs.
count on
1. To rely on; depend on: You can count on my help.
2. To be confident of; anticipate: counted on getting a raise.
count out
To declare (a boxer) to have been knocked out by calling out the count.
count heads/noses
To make a count of members, attendees, or participants.

[Middle English counten, from Old French conter, from Latin computāre, to calculate : com-, com- + putāre, to think; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

count 2

1. A nobleman in some European countries.
2. Used as a title for such a nobleman.

[Middle English counte, from Old French conte, from Late Latin comes, comit-, occupant of any state office, from Latin, companion; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

count out

vb (tr, adverb)
1. informal to leave out; exclude: count me out!.
2. (Boxing) (of a boxing referee) to judge (a floored boxer) to have failed to recover within the specified time. See count116
3. to count (something) aloud
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.count out - declare the loser
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"


1. To note (items) one by one so as to get a total:
2. To be of significance or importance:
3. To indicate (time or rhythm), as with repeated gestures or sounds:
Idioms: keep time , mark time.
phrasal verb
count on or upon
1. To place trust or confidence in:
bank on (or upon), believe in, depend on (or upon), reckon on (or upon), rely on (or upon), trust (in).
2. To look forward to confidently:
anticipate, await, bargain for (or on), depend on (or upon), expect, look for, wait (for).
Informal: figure on.
phrasal verb
count out
To keep from being admitted, included, or considered:
A noting of items one by one:
Archaic: tale.

w>count out

vt sep
(Sport) → auszählen
money, books etcabzählen
(Brit, Parl) to count the House out eine Sitzung des Unterhauses wegen zu geringer Abgeordnetenzahl vertagen
(inf: = exclude) (you can) count me out (of that)!ohne mich!, da mache ich nicht mit!; count him out of itplane ihn besser nicht ein
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