What is count?

  • (verb): Have faith or confidence in.
    Example: "You can count on me to help you any time"
    Synonyms: bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon
    See also — Additional definitions below


Count (male) or Countess (female) is a title in European countries for a noble of varying status, but historically deemed to convey an approximate rank intermediate between the highest and lowest titles of nobility. The word count came into English from the French comte, itself from Latin comes—in its accusative comitem—meaning "companion", and later "companion of the emperor, delegate of the emperor". The adjective form of the word is "comital". The British and Irish equivalent is an earl (whose wife is a "countess", for lack of an English term). Alternative names for the "Count" rank in the nobility structure are used in other countries, such as Graf in Germany and Hakushaku during the Japanese Imperial era.

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... In 868 Count Vímara Peres was named Count of Portugal, after the reconquest of the region north of the Douro river ...
Yksisarvinen - Plot Summary
... Geir, who becomes count Gero, marries Sigberta, the heiress of the bishop's family's German county of Berga, but is restless and decides to embark to the first crusade, after his young wife died ... Juvalos Gerakis, the Finnish- or Greek-born Count of Sinetra in Calabria and his current wife, countess Aurelia, another Finno-Byzantine noble, rescue Aurelia's daughter ... Then the count sends his son and heir to the crusade ...
Raymond - People - Historical
... Aristocracy Raymond I, Count of Toulouse (died 865) Raymond II, Count of Toulouse (died 924) Raymond III, Count of Toulouse (died 978) Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (c. 1041 or 1042–1105) Raymond V, Count of Toulouse (1134–1198) Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1156–1222) Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse (1197–1249) Raymond II of Tripoli (c. 1115–1152), Count of Tripoli from 1137 to 1152 Raymond III of Tripoli (c ...

More definitions of "count":

  • (noun): A nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl.
  • (noun): The total number counted.
    Example: "A blood count"
  • (verb): Take account of.
    Example: "Count on the monsoon"
    Synonyms: reckon
  • (verb): Name or recite the numbers.
    Example: "The toddler could count to 100"
  • (verb): Show consideration for; take into account.
    Synonyms: consider, weigh
  • (verb): Put into a group.
    Synonyms: number
  • (verb): Determine the number or amount of.
    Example: "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
    Synonyms: number, enumerate, numerate
  • (verb): Have weight; have import, carry weight.
    Synonyms: matter, weigh
  • (verb): Include as if by counting.
    Example: "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"

Famous quotes containing the word count:

    That’s why I’ve come to you, to seek release from a curse of misery and horror against which I’m powerless to fight alone.
    —Edward T. Lowe. Erle C. Kenton. Count Dracula (John Carradine)

    The methodological advice to interpret in a way that optimizes agreement should not be conceived as resting on a charitable assumption about human intelligence that might turn out to be false. If we cannot find a way to interpret the utterances and other behaviour of a creature as revealing a set of beliefs largely consistent and true by our standards, we have no reason to count that creature as rational, as having beliefs, or as saying anything.
    Donald Davidson (b. 1917)

    We do not mean to count or weigh our contributions by any standard other than that of our abilities.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)