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1 count /ˈkaʊnt/ verb
counts; counted; counting
1 count
/ˈkaʊnt/
verb
counts; counted; counting
Learner's definition of COUNT
: to add (people or things) together to find the total number
[+ object]
often + up
[no object]
[no object] : to say numbers in order
often + to or up to
[+ object] : to include (someone or something) in a total
[no object] : to be accepted or allowed officially
[+ object] : to consider or regard (someone or something) in a specified way often + as
[no object] : to be considered or regarded as something
[no object] : to have value or importance
often + for
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to be considered in a specified way when a person or thing is being judged
[no object]
[+ object]

and counting

: with more to come

count down

[phrasal verb]
: to count numbers in a reverse order from higher numbers to lower ones
count down (something) also count (something) down : to pay close attention to the number of (days, miles, etc.) that remain until a particular moment or event is reached

count heads

: to count how many people are present at a place

count in

[phrasal verb]
count (someone) in
: to plan to include (someone) in an activity : to consider (someone) as one of the people who will be doing something

count off

[phrasal verb]
: to count numbers that are spaced a certain number apart
count off (something) or count (something) off : to list (something) out loud

count on/upon

[phrasal verb]
count on/upon (someone)
: to trust (someone) : to rely or depend on (someone) to do something
: to expect (someone) to do something
count on/upon (something) : to expect (something) to happen

count out

[phrasal verb]
count (someone) out : to not include (someone) in an activity
count (someone or something) out or count out (someone or something) : to decide that (someone or something) cannot win or succeed

count the cost

: to feel the bad effects of a mistake, accident, etc.

count toward/towards

[phrasal verb]
count toward/towards (something) or count (something) toward/towards (something)
: to have value as a credit or payment in relation to (something)
often used as (be) counted toward/towards

count your blessings

see blessing

count your chickens before they hatch

see 1chicken

stand up and be counted

see 1stand

who's counting?

informal + humorous
used to say that you do not care about how large a number is
2 count /ˈkaʊnt/ noun
plural counts
2 count
/ˈkaʊnt/
noun
plural counts
Learner's definition of COUNT
[count]
: an act or process of adding people or things together to find the total number : an act or process of counting usually singular
see also head count
: the total number that is counted usually singular
see also blood count, body count, pollen count
[singular] : an act or process of saying numbers in order until a particular number is reached
usually + of
[count] law : one of the crimes that someone is charged with often + of
[count] : an idea or opinion that is expressed in a statement, argument, etc.
the count baseball : the number of balls and strikes that have been pitched to a batter
◊ A full count is a situation in baseball in which a batter has three balls and two strikes.

down for the count

(US) of a boxer or out for the count
: knocked down and unable to get up again while the referee counts to 10 often used figuratively

keep count

: to remember or keep a record of a number or total

lose count

: to forget a number or total
compare 3count
3 count /ˈkaʊnt/ noun
plural counts
3 count
/ˈkaʊnt/
noun
plural counts
Learner's definition of COUNT
[count]
: a nobleman in some European countries who has a high rank similar to a British earl
compare 2count
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