[kaʊnt] verb I
1) [I/T] to calculate how many people or things there are in a group
All the votes have been counted.[/ex]
At least 60 people were injured, but we're still counting.[/ex]
2) to say numbers one after another in order
I can count up to ten in German.[/ex]
3) [I/T] to include something or someone in a calculation, or to be included in a calculation
Points scored after the bell do not count.[/ex]
Marks for this project count towards your final exam result.[/ex]
Do national holidays count as part of annual leave?[/ex]
4) [I/T] to consider someone or something in a particular way, or to be considered in a particular way
We can count ourselves lucky that none of us got hurt.[/ex]
Is geography counted as a science subject?[/ex]
5) [I] to be important
You're late, but you're here; and that's what counts.[/ex]
They made me feel that my views counted for nothing.[/ex]
count the costBritish to realize what has been lost or damaged as a result of something[/ex]
count the days/hours/minutes etc — to be impatient for something good to happen[/ex]
don't count your chickens (before they're hatched) — used for telling someone not to make plans that depend on the success of something that has not happened yet[/ex]
make sth count — to make something have as useful and positive an effect as possible[/ex]
- count against sb
- count sb in
- count on sb
- count on sth
- count sb out
- count sth up
noun [C]
count */*/[kaʊnt]
1) the process of counting the people or things in a group, or the number of people or things that are counted
After the count, Ellison had 25% of the votes.[/ex]
At the last count, 400 people had agreed to join.[/ex]
2) the process of saying numbers in order
Hold your breath for a count of ten.[/ex]
3) the amount of a substance that is present in another substance
the pollen count[/ex]
a low sperm count[/ex]
4) legal
each crime that someone is charged with
Brown was jailed on three counts of corruption.[/ex]
5) Count a NOBLEMAN in some European countries
keep count (of sth) — to remember or record a number as it changes over a period of time[/ex]
[i]It seemed like a long time, but I didn't keep count of the days.[/ex]
lose count (of sth) — used for emphasizing that something has happened many times[/ex]
on both/all/several/many counts — in both/all/several/many ways[/ex]

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