Count

Definition of Count

Pronunciation: kount
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Counted; p. pr. & vb. n. Counting.]
Who can count the dust of Jacob?
- Num. xxiii. 10.
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 consider.
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 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.
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. Symonds.
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.
- Macaulay.
I think it a great error to count upon the genius of a nation as a standing argument in all ages.
- Swift.
3.To take account or note; - with
4.(Eng. Law) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.
n.1.The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting.
Of blessed saints for to increase the count.
- Spenser.
By this count, I shall be much in years.
- Shak.
2.An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
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.
1.A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl.
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.
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.

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