Count

What is Count ?

Count is (noun) 1. the action of counting or of adding to lose count to no longer have any idea of how many there are I tried to add up all the sales figures but lost count and had to start again. I’ve lost count of the number of times he’s left his umbrella on the train. 2. the process of adding up the votes after an election The candidates paced up and down during the count. 3. a large amount of something, calculated scientifically Today there is a high pollen count. 4. a noble title, used in many European countries, but not in England Count Bismarck, the German Chancellor 5. a charge read out against someone in court She was found guilty on two counts of embezzlement.(verb) 1. to say numbers in order, e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4 She’s only two and she can count up to ten. Count to five and then start running. to count backwards to say numbers in the opposite order, e.g. 9, 8, 7, 6 2. to find out a total Did you count how many books there are in the library? He counted up the sales for the twelve months. hatch 3. to include when finding out a total There were sixty people in the boat if you count the children. Did you count my trip to New York as part of my expenses? not counting not including There are three of us, not counting the baby. We have three computers, not counting the old ones that don’t work any more. 4. to be important Your appearance counts for a lot in an interview. Every little bit of energy saved counts.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level