[verb ree-kount; noun ree-kount, ree-kount]
- to count again.
- a second or additional count, as of votes in an election.
Origin of re-count
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Examples from the Web for re-count
Ever, when we re-count the tale, there is something to overturn the theories of the police.The Blind Spot
In the fury of despair, the Tories had demanded a re-count of the votes, but this had only altered the majority by three.Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2)
Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson
The old lady had drawn a roll of bank-notes from her pocket, which she proceeded carefully to count and re-count.Garrick's Pupil
After a re-count I think that my 1356 is a little too large, and should not be surprised if the 26631⁄2 had been exactly halved.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
- to count (votes, etc) again
- a second or further count, esp of votes in a closely contested election