|Origin:||conte, from conter; COUNT1|
|Origin:||conte, from Latin comes 'person you are with, member of the emperor's court', from com- ( COM-) + ire 'to go'|
count2 S2 W3 [countable]
the process of counting, or the total that you get when you count things:
Hold your breath for a count of 10.
a measurement that shows how much of a substance is present in a place, area etc that is being examined:
The pollen count is high today.
to forget a number you were calculating or a total you were trying to count
lose count of
There have been so many accidents here, the police have lost count.
to keep a record of the changing total of something over a period of time
keep count of
I never manage to keep count of what I spend on my credit card.
in every way, in several ways etc:
It was important that they secure a large and widespread audience. They failed on both counts.
according to the latest information about a particular situation:
At the last count, I had 15 responses to my letter.
to be in a deep sleep
if a boxer is out for the count, he has been knocked down for ten seconds or more
one of the crimes that someone is charged with:
Davis was found not guilty on all counts.
count of theft/burglary/murder etc
He was charged with two counts of theft.
a European nobleman with a high rank