Meaning of “count” - Learner’s Dictionary

count

verb us uk /kaʊnt/
Extra Examples
I counted thirty people in the room by the time the talk started.Could you count these books and see how many we've got?She likes to count all the animals on each page.I'm just counting the money to see how much we've made.We waited in silence as the votes were counted.
CALCULATE [ T ]

B1 to see how many people or things there are:

She began to count the students to make sure everyone was there.
I counted the money on the table.
SAY NUMBERS [ I ]

B1 to say numbers in their correct order:

Can you count to twenty in French?
CONSIDER [ T ]

to think of someone or something in a particular way:

She counted Tim as her closest friend.
You should count yourself lucky you weren't hurt.
IMPORTANT [ I ]

B2 to be important:

I believe that health and happiness count more than money.
Doesn't my opinion count for anything?
INCLUDE [ T ]

to include something or someone in a calculation:

There are 1500 people at my school, counting teachers.
BE ACCEPTED [ I ]

to be accepted or allowed as part of something:

I've been to sixteen different countries, but I only spent half an hour in Luxembourg, so that doesn't really count.

(Definition of “count verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)