1. the total number counted;
- Example: "a blood count"
2. the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order;
- Example: "the counting continued for several hours"
[syn: count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally]
3. a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl;
1. determine the number or amount of;
- Example: "Can you count the books on your shelf?"
- Example: "Count your change"
[syn: count, number, enumerate, numerate]
2. have weight; have import, carry weight;
- Example: "It does not matter much"
[syn: count, matter, weigh]
3. show consideration for; take into account;
- Example: "You must consider her age"
- Example: "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
[syn: consider, count, weigh]
4. name or recite the numbers in ascending order;
- Example: "The toddler could count to 100"
5. put into a group;
- Example: "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
[syn: count, number]
6. include as if by counting;
- Example: "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"
7. have a certain value or carry a certain weight;
- Example: "each answer counts as three points"
8. have faith or confidence in;
- Example: "you can count on me to help you any time"
- Example: "Look to your friends for support"
- Example: "You can bet on that!"
- Example: "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
[syn: count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon]
9. take account of;
- Example: "You have to reckon with our opponents"
- Example: "Count on the monsoon"
[syn: reckon, count]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] This excellent man . . . counted among the best and wisest of English statesmen. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster] 2. To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster] He was brewer to the palace; and it was apprehended that the government counted on his voice. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] I think it a great error to count upon the genius of a nation as a standing argument in all ages. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. To take account or note; -- with of. [Obs.] "No man counts of her beauty." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Eng. Law) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Count \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. [1913 Webster] Who can count the dust of Jacob? --Num. xxiii. 10. [1913 Webster] In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only three miserable cabins. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging. [1913 Webster] Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. --Rom. iv. 3. [1913 Webster] 3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider. [1913 Webster] I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul remembering my good friends. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To count out. (a) To exclude (one) from consideration; to be assured that (one) will not participate or cannot be depended upon. (b) (House of Commons) To declare adjourned, as a sitting of the House, when it is ascertained that a quorum is not present. (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 Calculate. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Count \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 go.] A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Count palatine. (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] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Count \Count\, n. [F. conte and compte, with different meanings, fr. L. computus a computation, fr. computare. See Count, v. t.] 1. The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting. [1913 Webster] Of blessed saints for to increase the count. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] By this count, I shall be much in years. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An object of interest or account; value; estimation. [Obs.] "All his care and count." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) 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. --Wharton. [1913 Webster] Note: In the old law books, count was used synonymously with declaration. When the plaintiff has but a single cause of action, and makes but one statement of it, that statement is called indifferently count or declaration, most generally, however, the latter. But where the suit embraces several causes, or the plaintiff makes several different statements of the same cause of action, each statement is called a count, and all of them combined, a declaration. --Bouvier. Wharton. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
count n 1: the total number counted; "a blood count" 2: the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order; "the counting continued for several hours" [syn: count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally] 3: a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl v 1: determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change" [syn: count, number, enumerate, numerate] 2: have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much" [syn: count, matter, weigh] 3: show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient" [syn: consider, count, weigh] 4: name or recite the numbers in ascending order; "The toddler could count to 100" 5: put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members" [syn: count, number] 6: include as if by counting; "I can count my colleagues in the opposition" 7: have a certain value or carry a certain weight; "each answer counts as three points" 8: 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" [syn: count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon] 9: take account of; "You have to reckon with our opponents"; "Count on the monsoon" [syn: reckon, count]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
283 Moby Thesaurus words for "count": Brahman, a reckoning of, account, account of, accounts, accusal, accusation, accusing, add up, adjudge, adjudicate, admit, aggregate, allegation, allegement, allow, amount, amount to something, apportion, archduke, aristocrat, armiger, arraignment, article, aspect, assimilate, bank on, baron, baronet, batch, be featured, be influential, be judicious, be persuasive, be prominent, be regarded, be somebody, be something, be thought of, beat, beat a tattoo, beat the drum, beat time, bill of particulars, blame, blue blood, body count, box score, bringing of charges, bringing to book, budget, bunch, calculate, call off, call over, call the roll, capitulation, carry weight, case, cast, census, charge, check of, chunk, clutch, complaint, complete, comprehend, comprise, compute, consider, contain, count in, count of, count on, count the beats, count up, cover, cut ice, cut some ice, daimio, datum, deal, decrease, deem, delation, denouncement, denunciation, depend on, detail, difference, divide, dose, drum, duke, earl, election returns, element, embody, embrace, encircle, enclose, encompass, enumerate, envisage, esquire, esteem, exercise judgment, express an opinion, facet, fact, factor, figure on, figure out, figure up, fill, fill in, fill out, fix, foliate, form an opinion, gentleman, get top billing, gob, grand duke, grandee, group, have an in, have full play, have influence, have personality, have pull, head count, heap, hidalgo, hold, hunk, impeachment, implication, import, imputation, incidental, include, incorporate, increase, indictment, information, innuendo, insinuation, instance, inventory, item, judge, keep time, lace-curtain, laird, landgrave, landslide, large amount, lawsuit, laying of charges, look on, look upon, lord, lordling, lot, magnate, magnifico, margrave, marquis, matter, measure, mess, minor detail, minutia, minutiae, noble, nobleman, nose count, number, number among, numerate, occupy, official count, optimate, pack, page, paginate, palsgrave, parcel, part, particular, patrician, peer, pine, plaint, play drum, point, poll, portion, pound, presume, product, prosecution, quantify, quantity, quantize, rank, rate, ration, recapitulation, receive, reckon, reckon among, reckon in, reckon on, reckon with, reckoning, recount, recounting, reduce, regard, rehearsal, rely on, rely upon, repertory, reproach, respect, returns, ruffle, run over, score, seigneur, seignior, signify, silk-stocking, small amount, sound a tattoo, squire, stand out, star, statement, suit, sum, summary, summation, summing, summing up, suppose, swell, tabs of, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take up, tale, tally, tally of, tap, taxing, tell, the bottom line, the story, the whole story, thing, think of, thoroughbred, thrum, thump, tidal wave, tom-tom, total, track of, true bill, trust, unspoken accusation, upper-cruster, veiled accusation, viscount, waldgrave, weigh, whole, x numberBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
COUNT, pleading. This word, derived from the French conte, a narrative, is in our old law books used synonymously with declaration but practice has introduced the following distinction: when the plaintiff's complaint embraces only a single cause of action, and he makes only one statement of it, that statement is called, indifferently, a declaration or count; though the former is the more usual term. 2. But when the suit embraces two or more causes of action, (each of which of course requires a different statement;) or when the plaintiff makes two or more different statements of one and the same cause of action, each several statement is called a count, and all of them, collectively, constitute the declaration. 3. In all cases, however, in which there are two or more counts, whether there is actually but one cause of action or several, each count purports, upon the face of it, to disclose a distinct right of action, unconnected with that stated in any of the other counts. 4. One object proposed, in inserting two or more counts in one declaration, when there is in fact but one cause of action, is, in some cases, to guard against the danger of an insufficient statement of the cause, where a doubt exists as to the legal sufficiency of one or another of two different modes of declaring; but the more usual end proposed in inserting more than one count in such case, is to accommodate the statement to the cause, as far as may be, to the possible state of the proof to be exhibited on trial; or to guard, if possible, against the hazard of the proofs varying materially from the statement of the cause of action; so that if one or more or several counts be not adapted to the evidence, some other of them may be so. Gould on Pl. c. 4, s. 2, 3, 4; Steph. Pl. 279; Doct. Pl. 1 78; 8 Com. Dig. 291; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. In real actions, the declaration is most usually called a count. Steph. Pl. 36, See Common count; Money count.