count

I UK [kaʊnt] / US verb
Word forms "count":
present tense I/you/we/they count he/she/it counts present participle counting past tense counted past participle counted
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1) [intransitive/transitive] to calculate how many people or things there are in a group

All the votes have been counted.

She put the money in her bag without counting it.

At least 60 people were injured, but we're still counting.

2) [intransitive] to say numbers one after another in order
count (up) to:

I can count up to ten in German.

3) [intransitive/transitive] to include something or someone in a calculation, or to be included in a calculation

Points scored after the bell do not count.

count towards:

Marks for project work count towards your final exam result.

count as:

Do bank holidays count as part of annual leave?

count something as something/be counted as something:

For tax purposes, sick pay is counted as income.

4) [intransitive/transitive] to think of someone or something as a particular thing, or to be thought of as a particular thing
count as:

That counts as a lie as far as I'm concerned.

count something as something/be counted as something:

Does geography count as a science subject?

count someone as something:

Beth had a good voice, but had never counted herself as a real musician.

count someone among something:

He counts John Lennon among his musical influences.

count yourself lucky/fortunate:

We can count ourselves lucky that none of us got hurt.

5) [intransitive] to be important, or to have influence

You're late, but you're here; and that's what counts.

What really counts is whether you have good computing skills.

count for something/anything/nothing:

They made me feel my views didn't count for anything.

count the days/hours/minutes etc — to wait for something that you want very much to happen

I'm counting the days until I see you again.

don't count your chickens (before they're hatched) — used for telling someone not to make plans that depend on the success of something until they are certain that it is successful

who's counting?spoken used for saying that it is not important how many things there are, how many times something happens etc

I've had about ten chocolates already, but who's counting?

you can count something on (the fingers of) one handspoken used for saying that there are very few things or people of a particular type

Phrasal verbs:
See:
sheep, stand up 5), thought I

II UK [kaʊnt] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "count":
singular count plural counts
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1)
a) the process of counting how many people or things there are in a group

After the count, Ellison had 25% of the votes.

word/head/traffic etc count:

I did a quick head count and realized Suzie was missing.

at (the) last count:

At the last count, 400 people had agreed to join.

b) the total number of people or things counted

My count is 80 – what's yours?

See:
2) the process of saying numbers in order, up to a particular number

Hold your breath for a count of ten.

3) the amount of a substance that is measured as being present in another substance, for example in your blood or in the air
pollen/sperm/cell etc count:

My eyes start to water when the pollen count is high.

4) legal each crime that someone is charged with

Manning was jailed on three counts of corruption.

5) Count a nobleman in some European countries, but not in the UK

the Count of Anjou

keep count (of something) — to remember or record a number as it changes over a period of time

keep count (of something) of:

Try to keep count of how many calories you eat over a week.

lose count (of something) — used for emphasizing that something has happened very many times

I've lost count of the number of interviews I've given.

on both/several etc counts — in both/several etc ways

I thought he was a kind and honest man – I was wrong on both counts.


English dictionary. 2014.

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