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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  counting 
  n  :  the  act  of  counting  [syn:  {count},  {numeration},  {enumeration}, 
  {reckoning},  {tally}] 




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