to say numbers in the correct order
Billy can't count yet.
She can count up to 10 in Italian.
to count from 1 to 10
to calculate the total number of people, things, etc. in a particular group
The diet is based on counting calories.
She began to count up how many guests they had to invite.
There are 12 weeks to go, counting from today.
to include sb/sth when you calculate a total
We have invited 50 people, not counting the children.
not used in the progressive tenses
to be important
Every point in this game counts.
The fact that she had apologized counted for nothing with him.
It's the thought that counts (= used about a small but kind action or gift) .
to be officially accepted; to accept sth officially
Don't go over that line or your throw won't count.
Applications received after 1 July will not be counted.
to consider sb/sth in a particular way; to be considered in a particular way
For tax purposes that money counts/is counted as income.
I count him among my closest friends.
I count myself lucky to have known him.
She counts herself one of the lucky ones.
used to say that the total number of sb/sth is very small
used to say that a total is continuing to increase
The movie's ticket sales add up to $39 million, and counting.
to be grateful for the good things in your life
you should not be too confident that sth will be successful, because sth may still go wrong
to feel the bad effects of a mistake, an accident, etc.
The town is now counting the cost of its failure to provide adequate flood protection.
to imagine that sheep are jumping over a fence and to count them, as a way of getting to sleep
to say publicly that you support sb or you agree with sth
used to say that you do not care how many times sth happens
to be considered or to consider sth as a disadvantage in sb
For that job her lack of experience may count against her.
to think about a future event with pleasure or excitement and count the minutes, days, etc. until it happens
She's already counting down to the big day.
to include sb in an activity
I hear you're organizing a trip to the game next week? Count me in!
to trust sb to do sth or to be sure that sth will happen
‘I'm sure he'll help.’ ‘ Don't count on it .’
I'm counting on you to help me.
Few people can count on having a job for life.
We can't count on this warm weather lasting.
to count things one after the other as you put them somewhere
She counted out $70 in $10 bills.
to not include sb in an activity
If you're going out tonight you'll have to count me out.
to be included as part of sth that you hope to achieve in the future
Students gain college credits which count towards their degree.
an act of counting to find the total number of sth; the total number that you find
The bus driver did a quick count of the empty seats.
If the election result is close, there will be a second count.
The body count (= the total number of people who have died) stands at 24.
an act of saying numbers in order beginning with 1
Raise your leg and hold for a count of ten.
He was knocked to the ground and stayed down for a count of eight (= in boxing) .
a measurement of the amount of sth contained in a particular substance or area
a raised white blood cell count
a crime that sb is accused of committing
They were found guilty on all counts.
She appeared in court on three counts of fraud.
a point made during a discussion or an argument
I disagree with you on both counts.
(in some European countries) a nobleman of high rank, similar to an earl in Britain
according to the latest information about the numbers of sth
She'd applied for 30 jobs at the last count.
to remember or keep a record of numbers or amounts of sth over a period of time
Keep a count of your calorie intake for one week.
to forget the total of sth before you have finished counting it
I lost count and had to start again.
She had lost count of the number of times she'd told him to be careful (= she could not remember because there were so many) .
of a boxer
unable to get up again within ten seconds after being knocked down
in a deep sleep
the act of counting;reciting numbers in ascending order
- the counting continued for several hours
a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
the total number counted
- a blood count
include as if by counting
- I can count my colleagues in the opposition
take account of
- You have to reckon with our opponents
- Count on the monsoon
have faith or confidence in
- you 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
name or recite the numbers in ascending order
- The toddler could count to 100
determine the number or amount of
- Can you count the books on your shelf?
- Count your change
show consideration for;take into account
- You must consider her age
- The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient
have weight;have import, carry weight
- It does not matter much
put into a group
- The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members
have a certain value or carry a certain weight
- each answer counts as three points