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Verb: count  kawnt
  1. Determine the number or amount of
    "Count your change"; "Can you count the books on your shelf?";
    - number, enumerate, numerate
     
  2. Have weight; have import, carry weight
    - matter, weigh
     
  3. Show consideration for; take into account
    "You must count her age";
    - consider, weigh
     
  4. Name or recite the numbers in ascending order
    "The toddler could count to 100"
     
  5. Put into a group
    "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members";
    - number
     
  6. Include as if by counting
    "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"
     
  7. Have a certain value or carry a certain weight
    "each answer counts as three points"
     
  8. Have faith or confidence in
    "you can count on me to help you any time";
    - bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon
     
  9. Take account of
    "Count on the monsoon";
    - reckon
Noun: count  kawnt
  1. The total number counted
    "a blood count"
     
  2. The act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
    "the count continued for several hours";
    - counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally
     
  3. A nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl

Derived forms: counts, counted, counting

See also: count down, count out

Type of: approximate, ascertain, assort, bank, be, class, classify, determine, estimate, find, find out, gauge, guess, include, investigating, investigation, judge, Lord, noble, nobleman, number, recite, rely, separate, sort, sort out, swear, trust

Encyclopedia: Count