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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order; "the counting continued for several hours" [syn: count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Count Count (kount), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counted; p. pr. & vb. n. Counting.] [OF. conter, and later (etymological spelling) compter, in modern French thus distinguished; conter to relate (cf. Recount, Account), compter to count; fr. L. computuare to reckon, compute; com- + putare to reckon, settle, order, prune, orig., to clean. See Pure, and cf. Compute.] 1. To tell or name one by one, or by groups, for the purpose of ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection; to number; to enumerate; to compute; to reckon. Who can count the dust of Jacob? --Num. xxiii. 10. In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only three miserable cabins. --Macaulay. 2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging. Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. --Rom. iv. 3. 3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider. I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul remembering my good friends. --Shak. To count out. (a) To exclude (one) from consideration; to be assured that (one) will not participate or cannot be depended upon. (b) (House of Commons) To declare adjourned, as a sitting of the House, when it is ascertained that a quorum is not present. (c) To prevent the accession of (a person) to office, by a fraudulent return or count of the votes cast; -- said of a candidate really elected. [Colloq.] Syn: To calculate; number; reckon; compute; enumerate. See Calculate.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Not counting a particular thing means not including that thing. Counting a particular thing means including that thing. ...an average operating profit of 15% to 16% of sales, not counting administrative expenses. = including PREP 2. If you say and counting after a number or an amount of something, you mean that the number or amount is continuing to increase. There is a 1,700-year-old tea tree still living in southern China which is more than 100 feet tall and counting. PHRASE: amount PHR

Moby Thesaurus

accounting, assimilating, census, comprising, containing, covering, dactylonomy, embracing, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, enumeration, envisaging, foliation, including, inclusive, incorporating, inventorying, measurement, numbering, numeration, pagination, quantification, quantization, tallying, telling



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