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.
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