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count

verb  /kɑʊnt/ us  

count verb (CALCULATE)

[I/T] to say the names of numbers one after the other in order, or to calculate the number of units in a group: [I] By the time I count to three, you’d better be in bed. [T] The teachers counted the students as they boarded the bus. [T] There’ll be eight for dinner, counting (= including) us. [+ question word] Can you count how many pencils are left?

count verb (CONSIDER)

[I/T] to consider or be considered as: [T] He counts Lucy as one of his closest friends. [I] Does homework count toward my grade?

count verb (VALUE)

[I] to have value or importance: I’ve always believed that happiness counts more than money.

count

noun  /kɑʊnt/ us  

count noun (CRIME)

[C] law a separate item included in a criminal accusation against someone: She was found guilty on two counts of fraud.

count noun (OPINION)

[C usually pl] a statement of belief in a discussion or argument: I think you’re wrong on all counts.

count noun (CALCULATION)

[C/U] a calculation, esp. a scientific one, of the number of units in a group: a low blood count [C] We need a count of the number of e-mail inquiries.
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