[ verb ree-kount; noun ree-kount, ree-kount ]
/ verb riˈkaʊnt; noun ˈriˌkaʊnt, riˈkaʊnt /

verb (used with object)

to count again.


a second or additional count, as of votes in an election.

Origin of re-count

First recorded in 1755–65; re- + count1


re-count recount Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for re-count

  • 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|Auguston Filon
  • 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
  • Ever, when we re-count the tale, there is something to overturn the theories of the police.

    The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for re-count


verb (riːˈkaʊnt)

to count (votes, etc) again

noun (ˈriːˌkaʊnt)

a second or further count, esp of votes in a closely contested election
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