count


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            This excellent man . . . counted among the best and
            wisest of English statesmen.          --J. A.
                                                  Symonds.
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   2. To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon.
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            He was brewer to the palace; and it was apprehended
            that the government counted on his voice.
                                                  --Macaulay.
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            I think it a great error to count upon the genius of
            a nation as a standing argument in all ages.
                                                  --Swift.
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   3. To take account or note; -- with of. [Obs.] "No man counts
      of her beauty." --Shak.
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   4. (Eng. Law) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to
      recite a count. --Burrill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            Who can count the dust of Jacob?      --Num. xxiii.
                                                  10.
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            In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only
            three miserable cabins.               --Macaulay.
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   2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider
      or esteem as belonging.
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            Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him
            for righteousness.                    --Rom. iv. 3.
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   3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or
      consider.
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            I count myself in nothing else so happy
            As in a soul remembering my good friends. --Shak.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   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.
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   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]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            Of blessed saints for to increase the count.
                                                  --Spenser.
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            By this count, I shall be much in years. --Shak.
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   2. An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
      [Obs.] "All his care and count." --Spenser.
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   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.
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   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.
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