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COUNT, verb transitive

1. To number; to tell or name one by one, or by small numbers, for ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection; as, to count the years, days and hours of a mans life; to count the stars.

Who can count the dust of Jacob? Numbers 23:10.

2. To reckon; to preserve a reckoning; to compute.

Some tribes of rude nations count their years by the coming of certain birds among them at certain seasons, and leaving them at others.

3. To reckon; to place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.

Abraham believed in God, and he counted it to him for righteousness. Genesis 15:6.

4. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.

I count them my enemies. Psalms 139:18.

Neither count I my life dear to myself. Acts 20:24.

I count all things loss. Philippians 3:8.

5. To impute; to charge.

COUNT, verb intransitive To count on or upon, to reckon upon; to found an account or scheme on; to rely on. We cannot count on the friendship of nations. count not on the sincerity of sycophants.

COUNT, noun

1. Reckoning; the act of numbering; as, this is the number according to my count

2. Number.

3. In law, a particular charge in an indictment, or narration in pleading, setting forth the cause of complaint. There may be different counts in the same declaration.

COUNT, noun [Latin , a companion or associate, a fellow traveler.] A title of foreign nobility, equivalent to the English earl, and whose domain is a county. An earl; the alderman of a shire, as the Saxons called him. The titles of English nobility, according to their rank, are Duke, Marquis, Earl, Viscount, and Baron.