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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Idioms for count

    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
half-counted, adjective

Definition 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
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
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British Dictionary definitions for count (1 of 2)

count1
/ (kaʊnt) /

verb

noun

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
countship, noun
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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Medical 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

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