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Noun: counting  kawn-ting
  1. The act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
    "the counting continued for several hours";
    - count, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally
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, swear, rely, bank, look, calculate, reckon
  9. Take account of
    "Count on the monsoon";
    - reckon

Derived forms: countings

See also: count down, count out

Type of: approximate, ascertain, assort, be, class, classify, determine, estimate, find, find out, gauge, guess, include, investigating, investigation, judge, recite, separate, sort, sort out, trust

Encyclopedia: Counting