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count (counts, present participle counting; past and past participle counted)

  1. (intransitive) To recite numbers in sequence.
    Can you count to a hundred? The psychiatrist asked her to count down from a hundred by sevens.
  2. (transitive) To determine the number (of objects in a group).
    There are three apples; count them.
  3. (intransitive) To be of significance; to matter.
    Your views don't count here.   It does count if you cheat with someone when you're drunk.
  4. (intransitive) To be an example of something: often followed by as and an indefinite noun.
    • This excellent man […] counted among the best and wisest of English statesmen.
    Apples count as a type of fruit.
  5. (transitive) To consider something an example of something.
    He counts himself a hero after saving the cat from the river.   I count you as more than a friend.
  6. (obsolete) To take account or note (of).
  7. (UK, legal) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.
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count (plural counts)

  1. The act of counting or tallying a quantity.
    Give the chairs a quick count to check if we have enough.
  2. The result of a tally that reveals the number of items in a set; a quantity counted.
  3. A countdown.
  4. (legal) A charge of misconduct brought in a legal proceeding.
  5. (baseball) The number of balls and strikes, respectively, on a batter's in-progress plate appearance.
    He has a 3–2 count with the bases loaded.
  6. (obsolete) An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
    • all his care and count
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count (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics, grammar) countable#English|Countable.

count (plural counts)

  1. The male ruler of a county.
  2. A nobleman holding a rank intermediate between dukes and barons.
  3. (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Tanaecia. Other butterflies in this genus are called earls and viscounts.
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