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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Count  \Count\  (kount),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Counted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Counting}.]  [OF.  conter,  and  later  (etymological 
  spelling)  compter,  in  modern  French  thus  distinguished; 
  conter  to  relate  (cf.  {Recount},  {Account}),  compter  to 
  count  fr  L.  computuare  to  reckon,  compute;  com-  +  putare  to 
  reckon,  settle,  order  prune,  orig.,  to  clean.  See  {Pure}, 
  and  cf  {Compute}.] 
  1.  To  tell  or  name  one  by  one  or  by  groups,  for  the  purpose 
  of  ascertaining  the  whole  number  of  units  in  a  collection; 
  to  number;  to  enumerate;  to  compute;  to  reckon. 
 
  Who  can  count  the  dust  of  Jacob?  --Num.  xxiii. 
  10. 
 
  In  a  journey  of  forty  miles,  Avaux  counted  only 
  three  miserable  cabins.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  place  to  an  account;  to  ascribe  or  impute;  to  consider 
  or  esteem  as  belonging. 
 
  Abracham  believed  God,  and  it  was  counted  unto  him 
  for  righteousness.  --Rom.  iv  3. 
 
  3.  To  esteem;  to  account;  to  reckon;  to  think,  judge,  or 
  consider. 
 
  I  count  myself  in  nothing  else  so  happy  As  in  a  soul 
  remembering  my  good  friends.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  count  out}. 
  a  To  exclude  one  from  consideration;  to  be  assured 
  that  one  will  not  participate  or  cannot  be  depended 
  upon 
  b  (House  of  Commons)  To  declare  adjourned,  as  a  sitting 
  of  the  House,  when  it  is  ascertained  that  a  quorum  is 
  not  present. 
  c  To  prevent  the  accession  of  (a  person)  to  office,  by  a 
  fraudulent  return  or  count  of  the  votes  cast;  --  said 
  of  a  candidate  really  elected.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Syn:  To  calculate;  number;  reckon;  compute;  enumerate.  See 
  {Calculate}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Count  \Count\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  number  or  be  counted;  to  possess  value  or  carry  weight; 
  hence  to  increase  or  add  to  the  strength  or  influence  of 
  some  party  or  interest;  as  every  vote  counts;  accidents 
  count  for  nothing. 
 
  This  excellent  man  .  .  .  counted  among  the  best  and 
  wisest  of  English  statesmen.  --J.  A. 
  Symonds 
 
  2.  To  reckon;  to  rely;  to  depend;  --  with  on  or  upon 
 
  He  was  brewer  to  the  palace;  and  it  was  apprehended 
  that  the  government  counted  on  his  voice. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  I  think  it  a  great  error  to  count  upon  the  genius  of 
  a  nation  as  a  standing  argument  in  all  ages. 
  --Swift. 
 
  3.  To  take  account  or  note;  --  with  of  [Obs.]  ``No  man 
  counts  of  her  beauty.''  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Eng.  Law)  To  plead  orally;  to  argue  a  matter  in  court;  to 
  recite  a  count  --Burrill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Count  \Count\,  n.  [F.  conte,  fr  L.  comes  comitis,  associate, 
  companion,  one  of  the  imperial  court  or  train,  properly,  one 
  who  goes  with  another;  com-  +  ire  to  go  akin  to  Skr.  i  to 
  go.] 
  A  nobleman  on  the  continent  of  Europe,  equal  in  rank  to  an 
  English  earl. 
 
  Note:  Though  the  tittle  Count  has  never  been  introduced  into 
  Britain,  the  wives  of  Earls  have  from  the  earliest 
  period  of  its  history,  been  designated  as  Countesses. 
  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  {Count  palatine}. 
  a  Formerly,  the  proprietor  of  a  county  who  possessed  royal 
  prerogatives  within  his  county,  as  did  the  Earl  of 
  Chester,  the  Bishop  of  Durham,  and  the  Duke  of  Lancaster. 
  [Eng.]  See  {County  palatine},  under  {County}. 
  b  Originally,  a  high  judicial  officer  of  the  German 
  emperors;  afterward,  the  holder  of  a  fief,  to  whom  was 
  granted  the  right  to  exercise  certain  imperial  powers 
  within  his  own  domains.  [Germany] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Count  \Count\,  n.  [F.  conte  and  compte,  with  different  meanings, 
  fr  L.  computus  a  computation,  fr  computare  See  {Count},  v. 
  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  numbering;  reckoning;  also  the  number 
  ascertained  by  counting. 
 
  Of  blessed  saints  for  to  increase  the  count 
  --Spenser. 
 
  By  this  count  I  shall  be  much  in  years.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  An  object  of  interest  or  account;  value;  estimation. 
  [Obs.]  ``All  his  care  and  count.''  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  (Law)  A  formal  statement  of  the  plaintiff's  case  in  court; 
  in  a  more  technical  and  correct  sense  a  particular 
  allegation  or  charge  in  a  declaration  or  indictment, 
  separately  setting  forth  the  cause  of  action  or 
  prosecution.  --Wharton. 
 
  Note:  In  the  old  law  books,  count  was  used  synonymously  with 
  declaration.  When  the  plaintiff  has  but  a  single  cause 
  of  action  and  makes  but  one  statement  of  it  that 
  statement  is  called  indifferently  count  or  declaration, 
  most  generally,  however,  the  latter.  But  where  the  suit 
  embraces  several  causes,  or  the  plaintiff  makes  several 
  different  statements  of  the  same  cause  of  action  each 
  statement  is  called  a  count  and  all  of  them  combined, 
  a  declaration.  --Bouvier.  Wharton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  count 
  n  1:  the  total  number  counted:  "a  blood  count" 
  2:  the  act  of  counting  [syn:  {counting},  {numeration},  {enumeration}, 
  {reckoning},  {tally}] 
  3:  a  nobleman  (in  various  countries)  having  rank  equal  to  a 
  British  earl 
  v  1:  determine  the  number  or  amount  of  "Can  you  count  the  books 
  on  your  shelf?";  "Count  your  change"  [syn:  {number},  {enumerate}] 
  2:  have  weight;  have  import,  carry  weight;  "It  does  not  matter 
  much"  [syn:  {matter},  {weigh}] 
  3:  show  consideration  for  take  into  account;  "You  must 
  consider  her  age";  "The  judge  considered  the  offender's 
  youth  and  was  lenient"  [syn:  {consider},  {weigh}] 
  4:  name  or  recite  the  numbers;  "The  toddler  could  count  to  100" 
  5:  put  into  a  group  "The  academy  counts  several  Nobel  Prize 
  winners  among  its  members"  [syn:  {number}] 
  6:  include  as  if  by  counting;  "I  can  count  my  colleagues  in  the 
  opposition" 
  7:  take  account  of  "You  have  to  reckon  with  our  opponents"; 
  "Count  on  the  monsoon"  [syn:  {reckon}] 




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