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Idioms about count

    count coup. coup1 (def. 4).

Origin of count

1
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English verb counten, compten, from Anglo-French c(o)unter, Old French conter, from Latin computāre “to count up, reckon”; Middle English noun counte, conte, compte, from Anglo-French c(o)unte, Old French conte, cunte, from Late Latin computus “calculation, reckoning,” noun derivative of computāre compute

OTHER WORDS FROM count

half-counted, adjective

Other definitions for count (2 of 2)

count2
[ kount ]
/ kaʊnt /

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

Origin of count

2
First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English counte. comite, counete, from Anglo-French c(o)unte, Old French conte, comte, from Late Latin comitem, accusative of comes honorary title of various imperial functionaries, Latin: “retainer, staff member,” literally, ”companion”; see origin at comes
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How to use count in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for count (1 of 2)

count1
/ (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 2)

count2
/ (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 forms of count

countship, 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
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Other Idioms and Phrases with count

count

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