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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.


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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

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

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