- I UK [kaʊnt] / US
Word forms "count":
present tense I/you/we/they count he/she/it counts present participle counting past tense counted past participle counted
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 ordercount (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 calculationcount towards:
Points scored after the bell do not count.count as:
Marks for project work count towards your final exam result.count something as something/be counted as something:
Do bank holidays count as part of annual leave?
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 thingcount as:count something as something/be counted as something:
That counts as a lie as far as I'm concerned.count someone as something:
Does geography count as a science subject?count someone among something:
Beth had a good voice, but had never counted herself as a real musician.count yourself lucky/fortunate:
He counts John Lennon among his musical influences.
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.count for something/anything/nothing:
What really counts is whether you have good computing skills.
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 hand— spoken used for saying that there are very few things or people of a particular type- count in- count on- count upSee:
II UK [kaʊnt] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "count":
singular count plural counts
1)a) the process of counting how many people or things there are in a groupword/head/traffic etc count:
After the count, Ellison had 25% of the votes.at (the) last count:
I did a quick head count and realized Suzie was missing.
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 airpollen/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) of:
keep count (of something)— to remember or record a number as it changes over a period of time
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.