verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- a number representing the size or quality of yarn, especially the number based on the relation of weight to length of the yarn and indicating its degree of coarseness.
- the number of warp and filling threads per square inch in woven material, representing the texture of the fabric.
- a single ionizing reaction registered by an ionization chamber, as in a Geiger counter.
- the indication of the total number of ionizing reactions registered by an ionization chamber in a given period of time.
- Boxing. to declare (a boxer) a loser because of inability to stand up before the referee has counted 10 seconds.
- to exclude: When it comes to mountain climbing, count me out.
- to count and apportion or give out: She counted out four cookies to each child.
- to disqualify (ballots) illegally in counting, in order to control the election.
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Idioms for count
Origin of count1
OTHER WORDS FROM counthalf-counted, adjective
Words nearby count
Definition for count (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for count
Before the pandemic struck, mail-in states such as California were already counting slowly.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
The court declined to rule with the Democrats on requiring election workers to give voters a chance to fix deficient ballots or count ballots that arrive without a secret envelope.
There are a few important caveats to keep in mind when examining Europe’s surging coronavirus case count.
They try to subvert the accuracy of census counts, and block the use of safe voting methods in the middle of a pandemic.
California is one of those states, and if you show up without the one they sent you, you might have to fill out a provisional ballot, which will be counted once the election office confirms your eligibility and that you haven’t already voted.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it)|John Kennedy|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
In other words, the free speech exhibited by the folks at Charlie Hebdo was not virtuous—until there was a body count.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Walking Dead piled up an impressive body count in 2014, with Lizzie, Hershel, and Beth among its major casualties.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But as one Jordanian intelligence source told The Daily Beast, “we know ISIS and we know that for it women do not normally count.”
I do not believe we have a current count of fugitives for publication, but will inquire.
The ad would then count as a coordinated communication and would be subject to strict spending limits.
When the reserve transfers are completed checks in transit can no longer count as reserves.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Francesco Bussone di Carmagnola, count de Castlenuovo, executed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
This is a big country, but you can count on the fingers of one hand the places where a man can spend money.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He was thrashed at home by Aunty Rosa on the same count, and then the placard was produced.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
So, madame, I count upon your influence with mademoiselle to see that she is ready to set out by noon to-morrow.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for count (1 of 2)
Word Origin for count
British Dictionary definitions for count (2 of 2)
Derived forms of countcountship, noun
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Medical definitions for count
Idioms and Phrases with 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
- down for the count
- every minute counts
- out for (the count)
- stand up and be counted