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English noun: count

1. count (quantity) the total number counted


SamplesA blood count.


Broader (hypernym)number


Narrower (hyponym)blood count, body count, circulation, circulation, complement, head count, headcount, pollen count, sperm count

2. count (act) the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order


SamplesThe counting continued for several hours.


Synonymscounting, enumeration, numeration, reckoning, tally


Broader (hypernym)investigating, investigation


Narrower (hyponym)blood count, census, countdown, miscount, nose count, nosecount, poll, recount, sperm count

3. count (person) a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl


Broader (hypernym)Lord, noble, nobleman


Narrower (hyponym)count palatine, landgrave


English verb: count

1. count (communication) determine the number or amount of


SamplesCan you count the books on your shelf?.
Count your change.


ExamplesThey count the money


Synonymsenumerate, number, numerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ascertain, determine, find, find out


Narrower (hyponym)add, add together, add up, census, miscount, recount, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up

2. count (stative) have weight; have import, carry weight


SamplesIt does not matter much.


Synonymsmatter, weigh


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
It ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)press, weigh

3. count (communication) show consideration for; take into account


SamplesYou must consider her age.
The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient.


ExamplesThey count their earnings this year


Synonymsconsider, weigh


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

4. count (communication) name or recite the numbers in ascending order


SamplesThe toddler could count to 100.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)recite


Narrower (hyponym)count down

5. count (stative) put into a group


SamplesThe academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members.


Synonymsnumber


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)assort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out

6. count (cognition) include as if by counting


SamplesI can count my colleagues in the opposition.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)include

7. count (stative) have a certain value or carry a certain weight


SamplesEach answer counts as three points.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be

8. count (cognition) have faith or confidence in


SamplesYou can count on me to help you any time.
Look to your friends for support.
You can bet on that!.
Depend on your family in times of crisis.


Synonymsbet, calculate, depend, look, reckon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bank, rely, swear, trust

9. count (cognition) take account of


SamplesYou have to reckon with our opponents.
Count on the monsoon.


Synonymsreckon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge









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