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CountCount Count (kount), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Counting.] [OF. conter, and later (etymological
spelling) compter, in modern French thus distinguished;
conter to relate (cf. Recount, Account), compter to
count; fr. L. computuare to reckon, compute; com- + putare to
reckon, settle, order, prune, orig., to clean. See Pure,
and cf. Compute.]
1. 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.
Who can count the dust of Jacob? --Num. xxiii.
In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only
three miserable cabins. --Macaulay.
2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider
or esteem as belonging.
Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him
for righteousness. --Rom. iv. 3.
3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or
I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul
remembering my good friends. --Shak.
To count out.
(a) To exclude (one) from consideration; to be assured
that (one) will not participate or cannot be depended
(b) (House of Commons) To declare adjourned, as a sitting
of the House, when it is ascertained that a quorum is
(c) To prevent the accession of (a person) to office, by a
fraudulent return or count of the votes cast; -- said
of a candidate really elected. [Colloq.]
Syn: To calculate; number; reckon; compute; enumerate. See
Count Count, v. i.
1. 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.
This excellent man . . . counted among the best and
wisest of English statesmen. --J. A.
2. To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon.
He was brewer to the palace; and it was apprehended
that the government counted on his voice.
I think it a great error to count upon the genius of
a nation as a standing argument in all ages.
3. To take account or note; -- with of. [Obs.] ``No man
counts of her beauty.' --Shak.
4. (Eng. Law) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to
recite a count. --Burrill.
CountCount Count, n. [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
A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an
Note: Though the tittle Count has never been introduced into
Britain, the wives of Earls have, from the earliest
period of its history, been designated as Countesses.
--Brande & C.
(a) Formerly, the proprietor of a county who possessed royal
prerogatives within his county, as did the Earl of
Chester, the Bishop of Durham, and the Duke of Lancaster.
[Eng.] See County palatine, under County.
(b) Originally, a high judicial officer of the German
emperors; afterward, the holder of a fief, to whom was
granted the right to exercise certain imperial powers
within his own domains. [Germany]
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