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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. [1913 Webster]

              This excellent man . . . counted among the best and wisest of English statesmen.          --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]

     2. To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster]

              He was brewer to the palace; and it was apprehended that the government counted on his voice.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

              I think it a great error to count upon the genius of a nation as a standing argument in all ages.
                                                    --Swift. [1913 Webster]

     3. To take account or note; -- with of. [Obs.] "No man counts of her beauty." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Eng. Law) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

              Who can count the dust of Jacob?      --Num. xxiii.
                                                    10. [1913 Webster]

              In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only three miserable cabins.               --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging. [1913 Webster]

              Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.                    --Rom. iv. 3. [1913 Webster]

     3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider. [1913 Webster]

              I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul remembering my good friends. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

     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.
           [1913 Webster]

     {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] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

              Of blessed saints for to increase the count.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

              By this count, I shall be much in years. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. An object of interest or account; value; estimation. [Obs.] "All his care and count." --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

283 Moby Thesaurus words for "count":
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