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RELATED WORDS

poll, calculation, total, result, toll, cast, estimate, tally, calculate, look, regard, expect, think, weigh, mean, reckoning, sum, enumeration, computation, outcome

Nearby words

counselling, counsellor, counselor, counselor at law, counselor-at-law, count, count against, count down, count for, count in, count noses

Idioms

    count coup. coup1(def 4).

Origin of count

1
1275–1325; (v.) Middle English counten < Anglo-French c(o)unter, Old French conter < Latin computāre to compute; (noun) Middle English counte < Anglo-French c(o)unte, Old French conte < Late Latin computus calculation, reckoning, noun derivative of computāre
Related formshalf-count·ed, adjective

Definition for count (2 of 3)

count

2
[ kount ]
/ kaʊnt /

noun

(in some European countries) a nobleman equivalent in rank to an English earl.

Origin of count

2
1375–1425; late Middle English counte < Anglo-French c(o)unte, Old French conte, comte < Late Latin comitem, accusative of comes honorary title of various imperial functionaries, Latin: retainer, staff member, literally, companion; see comes

Definition for count (3 of 3)

Basie

[ bey-see ]
/ ˈbeɪ si /

noun

WilliamCount, 1904–84, U.S. jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for count (1 of 3)

count

1
/ (kaʊnt) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for count

C14: from Anglo-French counter, from Old French conter, from Latin computāre to calculate, compute

British Dictionary definitions for count (2 of 3)

count

2
/ (kaʊnt) /

noun

a nobleman in any of various European countries having a rank corresponding to that of a British earl
any of various officials in the late Roman Empire and under various Germanic kings in the early Middle Ages
a man who has received an honour (papal knighthood) from the Pope in recognition of good deeds, achievements, etc
Derived Formscountship, noun

Word Origin for count

C16: from Old French conte, from Late Latin comes occupant of a state office, from Latin: overseer, associate, literally: one who goes with, from com- with + īre to go

British Dictionary definitions for count (3 of 3)

Basie

/ (ˈbeɪsɪ) /

noun

William, known as Count Basie . 1904–84, US jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer: associated particularly with the polished phrasing and style of big-band jazz
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Medicine definitions for count

count

[ kount ]

v.

To name or list the units of a group or collection one by one in order to determine a total.

n.

The act of counting or calculating.
The totality of specific items in a particular sample.
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Idioms and Phrases with count

count


In addition to the idioms beginning with count

  • count against
  • count down
  • count for
  • count in
  • count noses
  • count off
  • count on
  • count one's chickens before they hatch
  • count out
  • count to ten

also see:

  • down for the count
  • every minute counts
  • out for (the count)
  • stand up and be counted
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.