Meaning of COUNT in English

COUNT

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cell count (= the number of cells in a particular amount of blood )

A healthy person' s red cell count is close to 1, 000.

blood count

Her blood count is very low.

body count

count calories (= control your weight by eating fewer calories )

Women tend to count calories more than men.

count noun

count/consider/think yourself lucky (= believe that you are lucky in a particular situation )

You should count yourself lucky you weren’t seriously hurt.

counting house

counts...votes

It’s the club secretary that counts the votes .

did a head count

The teachers did a head count to check that none of the kids were missing.

first impressions count (= the impression you make when you first meet someone is important )

When attending a job interview, remember that first impressions count.

head count

The teachers did a head count to check that none of the kids were missing.

pollen count

The pollen count was high yesterday.

pollen count...high

The pollen count was high yesterday.

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■ ADVERB

as

Are suspended pupils to be counted as absent or temporarily off-roll?

Do major infrastructure investments count as current expenditures?

Musicians, actors and celebrities all count as false gods. 13.

But can I count as a reliable source my own childhood memories?

Culture will specify the relations that exist within the organisation and define what is to count as legitimate or illegitimate behaviour.

Even though they seem to be there, they can not be counted as present.

Or, what does sinning greatly count as ?

It counts as only half a date if you go out with other couples.

on

The assumption was that she would bring in a number of new people whose loyalty she could count on .

If she could only count on her shot tonight.

There were at least three Senators he could count on for verbal support, if nothing more.

Perhaps he could count on Paul Quinn, a stalwart of the 9: 15 liturgy planning team.

It's what we're counting on , after all.

Le Carre can always be counted on to deliver a good read.

It was body language I'd been counting on to win her round.

If Lavinia was to be won Aeneas could not count on any help from his future father-in-law.

really

Of course no one gave that as a reason - except for Abie Klugman, and poor Abie didn't really count .

I just want to get the maximum... effect out of it, with the people who really count .

What had really counted to Eva was the covenant service preceding the commissioning.

What Sugar Bowl lacked in high-tech development, it more than made up for in the bounty of what really counts .

And this one doesn't really count , considering it's shared with four other tenants.

On the other hand, no one can really count on a corporate paycheck in the nineties.

It was the first meeting in nine years - for the day of my father's funeral doesn't really count .

still

It confirms that breeding still counts for more than achievement.

So even when he'd got the drop on them they could still count on messing him around somehow.

But states now want to know exactly who they can spend that money on and still count it toward that 80 percent.

As we wait at the station are we still counting the cost, and weighing consequences in the balance?

This meant that by last night individual investors had written cheques for at least £4.8billion, with counting still to finish.

At least we can still count on self-interest as a predictable factor ... I suppose it's the last to go.

He was still counting off the height in hundreds as the Kittyhawk smashed through what would have been the desert floor.

■ NOUN

blessing

Or perhaps he was waiting for them to start counting their blessings there and then.

If all this studying is making you a bit queasy, count your blessings .

You can be sure I count my blessings nowadays.

About how much fun it is, count your blessings , all of that.

He was counting his blessings having backed the first 3 horses that actually finished the race.

Rebecca had refused to count her modest blessings , as her parents counseled.

It would be far better to count her blessings , she told herself firmly.

In this country we can count our blessings that our children are not constantly at the mercy of these diseases.

calorie

Without doubt it is what we eat that determines our weight, and calories do count .

Here we indulged in a cream tea, no calorie counting at all!

As Linnen's big day drew nearer, aerobics and calorie-counting weren't doing the trick.

Never let anyone, or any diet, convince you that calories don't count in achieving weight loss.

chicken

Personally he thought Bett was counting her chickens .

But captain Alan Lee is not counting any chickens .

But don't count your chickens .

cost

Would that count as a track cost or a running cost?

Remember the New Testament warning, before you undertake a project, be sure to count the cost .

I sat and began to count the cost in dirhams, then dollars, then pounds to the boy's father.

Meanwhile residents of Ewyas Harold have been counting the cost of yesterdays flooding.

But many Cotswold traders are now counting the cost of a lost weekend.

We count the cost when we are deprived of activities and things we enjoy.

Left: Sinead counts the cost of caring.

So count the cost of the holocaust Stand up and fight For peace.

days

I'd be counting the days now, if I hadn't got parole.

But the wealthy businessmen who hitherto have been his best customers are counting their change these days .

He'd been counting the days .

Alcyone was counting off the days .

I am beginning to count the days since the landing and to reflect on all that has happened.

But remember, we swore not to count the days , Isabel.

He'd known Taylor had the plague, but hadn't realized people were counting the days to his demise.

finger

You can count on the fingers of one hand the times Mr Kinnock has jumped in among the public.

She counts on her fingers , like a baby.

Mr. Vaz Well, perhaps we can count them on the fingers of one hand.

One day, Mom noticed him counting on his fingers under the desk.

The number of people whom they knew personally in Berlin could have been counted on the fingers of one hand.

Gao Yang counted seven old fingers buried in the steamed bun, which had long since given up its original shape.

The latter can, declares S E Finer with pardonable exaggeration, be counted on one's fingers and toes.

Sounds as if they were counting on their fingers !

money

The government, it seems, is counting heavily on getting money from tax dodgers.

No need to stop and pull out a wallet, count the money and wait for the change.

She counted over the money in the till and inspected a roll of invoices.

Hands-on activities, such as counting money to learn a math lesson, are carried out in every classroom.

There was no point in counting the money .

But NextWave and others counted on raising money on Wall Street to help fund operations and debt payments.

The reason is that there is no clear border line between what should and what should not count as money .

It counted not on the money it had but on the money that was coming, whether it came or not.

number

For this reason, counting the number of syllables per word is a more convenient measure of complexity.

The Lotus Fund, founded four years ago, counts a number of Republicans among its estimated 200 members.

Two investigators independently evaluated the films to count the number of markers within the colon.

Again they will count and record the number of drops.

We may want to count numbers living within plumes, circles of fixed radius, buffer zones and so on.

To insert a conditional page break, type the table, then count the number of lines it occupies.

Ah! who would then be counted in the Number ?

Ballard counted the number of students qualified to enroll at City in the 1968 graduating classes of two predominantly black high schools.

support

In the north, the party can count on fairly widespread support .

As he recalls, Holder told Quinn that he hoped he could count on his support if Gore were elected.

I hope we can count on his active support .

If you are counting on the support of the other kingdoms, forget it.

There were at least three Senators he could count on for verbal support , if nothing more.

In addition to the Democrats on the panel, Lake can probably count on the support of moderate Republicans, including Sen.

General Bourbollon obviously could not count on the support of the entire military.

vote

Both parties knew before the election that vote-counting would be done by machines that are liable to reject many votes.

Many Republicans are exasperated at the vice-president's temerity to ask for all the votes to be counted .

When the first-preference votes are counted any candidate who has secured a quota is declared elected.

That means white voters are more likely to have their votes counted than blacks-a point made by Gore.

In each, list votes would be separately counted and seats separately allotted to parties.

By 56 percent to 39 percent, respondents said they were confident the Florida votes have been counted accurately.

With 95 percent of the votes counted , he was 0. 7 percent ahead.

Fortunately, every state has rules on how those votes are counted and which ballots are considered legal.

■ VERB

begin

My heat was pounding as I began to count the strokes of the church clock.

I began to count backward, silently, in an attempt to calm my stomach.

I sat and began to count the cost in dirhams, then dollars, then pounds to the boy's father.

The clean smell of pine tar rose in the air, and Sam began counting rings.

Kit Carson chose a target, aimed the four sleek tons of Kittyhawk at it and began counting the seconds aloud.

Looking over the cumulative collection, she sighed and began to count up the total.

After a moment a girl shyly took them and began counting in twos.

Kip lay like a child on his back and began to count them.

stand

Those who admire her should stand up and be counted .

This was too much for 15 ladies in the Chula Vista Art Guild, who stood up to be counted .

The time has come gentlemen. Stand up and be counted .

Inside, I gestured wildly down to Andre who, while all dressed up, was standing around counting flies.

I do not want to stand up and be counted as a supporter of those demands.

Did he stand up to be counted in the old days?

So let's it hear it this morning for Allan Lamb. Stand up and be counted for fair play and truth!

start

Or perhaps he was waiting for them to start counting their blessings there and then.

The patient, being well-rehearsed beforehand, starts counting backward from this number.

She started to count how many people, who might not confess it in simple language, were relieved MacQuillan had gone.

I started to count the money in my pocket, because I had to get a shave.

I start counting from Wednesday which I know because it was the first day of term.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

count your blessings

About how much fun it is, count your blessings , all of that.

He was counting his blessings having backed the first 3 horses that actually finished the race.

If all this studying is making you a bit queasy, count your blessings .

In this country we can count our blessings that our children are not constantly at the mercy of these diseases.

It would be far better to count her blessings , she told herself firmly.

Or perhaps he was waiting for them to start counting their blessings there and then.

Then put your feet up and count your blessings !

You can be sure I count my blessings nowadays.

every penny counts

A doubling of the set-aside rate is not good news, coming at a time when every penny counts.

it's the thought that counts

sperm count

Although that may seem like plenty, low sperm counts often are warnings of problems with sperm function.

And one has to remember that sperm counts also show a natural seasonal variation.

As it turned out, his sperm count appeared normal but his wife continued to fail to conceive.

For the vast majority of men, the reason for a low sperm count can not be explained.

It makes an interesting contrast with another related health issue: falling sperm counts.

Men are still able to father children into their seventies, though their sperm count is lower than in their youth.

Strictly speaking, there is as yet no definitive evidence for declining sperm counts.

The only thing Rob could think up as a possible Hank Camden failure was the likelihood of a low sperm count.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Counting playoff games, the Warriors have won 8 of the 9 games they've played against Utah.

Authorities counted 50 traffic deaths over the holiday weekend.

First impressions do count , so look your best at the interview.

Most children know how to count by the time they start kindergarten.

Shut your eyes, count to twenty, then come and find us.

The computer can count how many words there are in a document you've written.

The game teaches children to count and do simple addition and subtraction.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But the man who approached Mitchell in the bathroom was not to be counted among them.

Every minute counts, as buses and more buses pull into place in the line.

He hugged the banister, counting its bar-like wooden rods until he reached the turn where it met the wall.

I nodded and counted to a hundred a second time instead.

So, for example, if wine is being checked, it can be counted by the case or by the bottle.

These are tiny freedoms, and if a woman enjoys being part of a couple, they should count for nothing.

They also count on $ 10 million in tax increment financing via the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.

When Alice arrived home, she counted what she had.

II. noun

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■ ADJECTIVE

final

Following the elimination of double or multiple counts of the same individual, a final count of 1,604 individuals was obtained.

But evangelical anti-abortion voters turned out in droves for Buchanan and the final count was Buchanan 13, Gramm 8.

At the final count , only 175 remained-here are some of the highlights.

A final count in the presidential race was not expected until later in the day.

The final count for the first round of voting recorded a million more votes than voters.

The final count was 480, though not all were there together.

guilty

The jury deliberated for five days before finding the accused guilty on all counts .

Gould was eventually caught last year, and pleaded guilty to 51 counts of racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering.

Facts: pleaded guilty to three counts of theft and five counts of damaging property.

In an agreement with prosecutors, she pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter and two counts of armed robbery.

But in the outcome the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on that count .

In 1962, the deejay pleaded guilty to two counts of commercial bribery.

Hogg then pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying methodone to others on February 13, 1999.

Seale was found guilty on sixteen counts of contempt and sentenced to four years imprisonment by the judge sitting without a jury.

head

Thirty men in all, by Grant's head count .

The council tax will retain the most objectionable parts of the poll tax - the head count tax on the individual.

The importance of the head count element in the property poll tax is most clearly shown in the proposals for the discounts.

However, there was an exceptional cost of £2.1m due to the staff reduction programme which cut 160 from the head count .

A head count of the congregation has obvious flaws.

high

With hands clasped behind and palms facing inwards, raise the arms 35 times, aiming slightly higher with each count .

A higher body count score, for one thing.

Hold for a count of 10, pulling up a little higher with each count.

The finer the threads, the higher the count and the softer the fabric will be.

Keep the arms straight and try to raise them a little higher with each count .

Interlocking hands behind you, raise the arms 40 times, moving slightly higher with each count .

low

Although that may seem like plenty, low sperm counts often are warnings of problems with sperm function.

I shouldn't think he was searching for anything elusive. Low imagination count .

The only thing Rob could think up as a possible Hank Camden failure was the likelihood of a low sperm count .

Stone produces a lower count rate than soil, so buried features can sometimes be detected.

For the vast majority of men, the reason for a low sperm count can not be explained.

High exposure to dioxins has been associated with cancer, low sperm counts , behavioural problems and diabetes.

Iodine in salt may be the reason for low sperm counts , according to New Scientist magazine.

young

She and the young count were childless.

And how generous was the young count , to loan his auto to Papa for our family needs.

■ NOUN

blood

The remedy is to take plenty of rest, and wait until your natural red blood count recovers before having more treatment.

His white blood count dropped after the treatment, as expected, but is now back up to pre-transplant levels.

Complete blood count and erythrocyte sedimentation rate were regularly measured at clinic visits.

body

I think we stayed for about a week just trying to get more and more of a body count .

There won't be no medals for a body count .

By this time the body count was getting so high, sensible people refused to ride along with us.

Police raised their body count in a case they say proves that the former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic covered up war crimes.

A higher body count score, for one thing.

But a rapidly escalating body count forces her to face up to what's really happening.

The study is shrewd enough not to get bogged down in body counts , as past examinations have.

calorie

We turned to the freezer case to look for the desserts that wouldn't kill our calorie count .

The calorie counts are given after each item, and all the portions are average size unless exact measurements are stated.

The calorie count - 452 in every 100 grams - stays the same too.

Again, the calorie counts are given against each item and at the end of each meal.

cell

Urine analysis, a red blood cell count , and blood pressure were also routinely recorded.

The baby had a 104-degree temperature and a high white-blood-\#cell count .

Of the 14 women studied, nine had high pitted red cell counts and the majority of the group had ascites.

Occasionally, a substantially increased platelet or white cell count may lead to apparent increases in plasma potassium concentration.

Apart from a moderate increase in the white cell count in both patients, the results of routine investigations were normal.

In a number of clinical disorders the cell count is subject to periodic or highly irregular variation.

A blood test will also show a raised white blood cell count , indicating infection present in the system.

felony

Last week, Lee admitted his guilt on a single felony count .

He was found guilty of 24 felony counts , including murder and racketeering.

pollen

At the start of the season sufferers usually begin to experience problems when the pollen count reaches 50.

When the pollen count is high, keep doors and windows shut and stay inside.

It was July and the pollen count was high.

sperm

Men are still able to father children into their seventies, though their sperm count is lower than in their youth.

Although that may seem like plenty, low sperm counts often are warnings of problems with sperm function.

As it turned out, his sperm count appeared normal but his wife continued to fail to conceive.

The only thing Rob could think up as a possible Hank Camden failure was the likelihood of a low sperm count .

And one has to remember that sperm counts also show a natural seasonal variation.

For the vast majority of men, the reason for a low sperm count can not be explained.

Strictly speaking, there is as yet no definitive evidence for declining sperm counts .

High exposure to dioxins has been associated with cancer, low sperm counts , behavioural problems and diabetes.

vote

Fair votes will make every elector's vote count .

There were a number of technical difficulties with the vote count .

The poll is easy to use and quick to fill in-and your vote counts .

For example, when the topic was the 1988 election, the classes added the following questions: Does your vote count ?

If no one does win a majority, a runoff election will pit the two leaders two weeks after the vote count .

■ VERB

charge

He said that he had been charged with 10 counts of breaking police regulations by talking to reporters about police brutality.

Claudia Schneider is charged with one count of failing to disclose bankruptcy and has also been held in Miami since May.

Mr Atkins was charged on four specimen counts of theft.

Kaczynski has been charged only with one count of possessing explosives in his cabin near the town of Lincoln.

Skase was charged with two counts of corruption in May 1991, and was declared bankrupt on June 13.

Both men were charged on seven fraud counts in connection with the 1991 contract.

He has been charged with four counts of uttering death threats, only one of which is related to his short story.

Yeoman also was charged with one count of perjury and one count of obstructing justice.

convict

His wife, Jane, who had been convicted on two counts of extortion and conspiracy, was sentenced to three months.

hold

Stretch up gently for 10 counts holding each count for 1 second.

Raise the elbows head and shoulders towards the knees and hold up for 5 counts .

This tensing should be held for a count of five, then released, and repeated several times.

Pull the tummy in and raise the elbows, head and shoulders towards your knees. Hold up for 5 counts .

THIGHS/BOTTOM 1 Hug left knee towards chest, stand tall, don't lean forward. Hold for a count of five.

keep

I know Fresnans who keep close count of the Southern California transplants filling their blocks.

The Local kept count of the union dead.

After that he no longer bothered to keep count .

It was Tuesday, she had kept careful count .

He started taking apart the engineering of the scene, keeping count of the timing in his head.

You can protect yourself by keeping a count of what you drink.

It is helpful to keep a count of references to home and synonym records.

lose

I've no idea, I lost count of time.

Three times they lost by a 4-3 count after having won successive games.

The Wormwood Scrubs prison houses are still empty after 10 or 12 years - I have lost count .

He had little idea as to how far they had come and had lost count of how many times they had fallen.

She counted them; she lost count.

She had lost count of the number of times she had slapped his hands from her body whenever he waylaid her outside.

Francis had lost count of the junctions and side-passages they had crossed.

I, too, have lost count of the number of jobs I've applied for.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

count your blessings

About how much fun it is, count your blessings , all of that.

He was counting his blessings having backed the first 3 horses that actually finished the race.

If all this studying is making you a bit queasy, count your blessings .

In this country we can count our blessings that our children are not constantly at the mercy of these diseases.

It would be far better to count her blessings , she told herself firmly.

Or perhaps he was waiting for them to start counting their blessings there and then.

Then put your feet up and count your blessings !

You can be sure I count my blessings nowadays.

every penny counts

A doubling of the set-aside rate is not good news, coming at a time when every penny counts.

it's the thought that counts

sperm count

Although that may seem like plenty, low sperm counts often are warnings of problems with sperm function.

And one has to remember that sperm counts also show a natural seasonal variation.

As it turned out, his sperm count appeared normal but his wife continued to fail to conceive.

For the vast majority of men, the reason for a low sperm count can not be explained.

It makes an interesting contrast with another related health issue: falling sperm counts.

Men are still able to father children into their seventies, though their sperm count is lower than in their youth.

Strictly speaking, there is as yet no definitive evidence for declining sperm counts.

The only thing Rob could think up as a possible Hank Camden failure was the likelihood of a low sperm count.

stand up and be counted

I do not want to stand up and be counted as a supporter of those demands.

Those who admire her should stand up and be counted.

We really need more help from you good men to stand up and be counted!

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Henderson pleaded guilty on one count of drunken driving.

High pollen counts and air conditioners may worsen allergies.

Ms. Henderson said the final count may exceed 2,000.

My cholesterol count was a little high.

the Count of Monte Cristo

We've seen over 65 patients today, but we don't have an exact count .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He faces a count of second-degree murder in the Nov. 10 shooting death of Brad Hansen, also 13.

Hold each position for 2 counts.

Hold for a slow count of 4.

In articulating life as a chameleon on a rocky mirror, Vernadsky committed heresy on two counts.

Stretch up gently for 10 counts holding each count for 1 second.

The scoreboards kept the fans posted as to the ball-and-strike count and the number of outs.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.