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 forms

half-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 Forms

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

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
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