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 for count
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Count \Count\, v. i.
     1. To number or be counted; to possess value or carry weight;
        hence, to increase or add to the strength or influence of
        some party or interest; as, every vote counts; accidents
        count for nothing.
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              This excellent man . . . counted among the best and
              wisest of English statesmen.          --J. A.
                                                    Symonds.
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     2. To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon.
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              He was brewer to the palace; and it was apprehended
              that the government counted on his voice.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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              I think it a great error to count upon the genius of
              a nation as a standing argument in all ages.
                                                    --Swift.
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     3. To take account or note; -- with of. [Obs.] "No man counts
        of her beauty." --Shak.
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     4. (Eng. Law) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to
        recite a count. --Burrill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Count \Count\ (kount), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Counting.] [OF. conter, and later (etymological
     spelling) compter, in modern French thus distinguished;
     conter to relate (cf. Recount, Account), compter to
     count; fr. L. computuare to reckon, compute; com- + putare to
     reckon, settle, order, prune, orig., to clean. See Pure,
     and cf. Compute.]
     1. To tell or name one by one, or by groups, for the purpose
        of ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection;
        to number; to enumerate; to compute; to reckon.
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              Who can count the dust of Jacob?      --Num. xxiii.
                                                    10.
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              In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only
              three miserable cabins.               --Macaulay.
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     2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider
        or esteem as belonging.
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              Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him
              for righteousness.                    --Rom. iv. 3.
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     3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or
        consider.
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              I count myself in nothing else so happy
              As in a soul remembering my good friends. --Shak.
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     To count out.
        (a) To exclude (one) from consideration; to be assured
            that (one) will not participate or cannot be depended
            upon.
        (b) (House of Commons) To declare adjourned, as a sitting
            of the House, when it is ascertained that a quorum is
            not present.
        (c) To prevent the accession of (a person) to office, by a
            fraudulent return or count of the votes cast; -- said
            of a candidate really elected. [Colloq.]
  
     Syn: To calculate; number; reckon; compute; enumerate. See
          Calculate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Count \Count\, n. [F. conte, fr. L. comes, comitis, associate,
     companion, one of the imperial court or train, properly, one
     who goes with another; com- + ire to go, akin to Skr. i to
     go.]
     A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an
     English earl.
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     Note: Though the tittle Count has never been introduced into
           Britain, the wives of Earls have, from the earliest
           period of its history, been designated as Countesses.
           --Brande & C.
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     Count palatine.
     (a) Formerly, the proprietor of a county who possessed royal
         prerogatives within his county, as did the Earl of
         Chester, the Bishop of Durham, and the Duke of Lancaster.
         [Eng.] See County palatine, under County.
     (b) Originally, a high judicial officer of the German
         emperors; afterward, the holder of a fief, to whom was
         granted the right to exercise certain imperial powers
         within his own domains. [Germany]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Count \Count\, n. [F. conte and compte, with different meanings,
     fr. L. computus a computation, fr. computare. See Count, v.
     t.]
     1. The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number
        ascertained by counting.
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              Of blessed saints for to increase the count.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              By this count, I shall be much in years. --Shak.
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     2. An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
        [Obs.] "All his care and count." --Spenser.
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     3. (Law) A formal statement of the plaintiff's case in court;
        in a more technical and correct sense, a particular
        allegation or charge in a declaration or indictment,
        separately setting forth the cause of action or
        prosecution. --Wharton.
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     Note: In the old law books, count was used synonymously with
           declaration. When the plaintiff has but a single cause
           of action, and makes but one statement of it, that
           statement is called indifferently count or declaration,
           most generally, however, the latter. But where the suit
           embraces several causes, or the plaintiff makes several
           different statements of the same cause of action, each
           statement is called a count, and all of them combined,
           a declaration. --Bouvier. Wharton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  count
      n 1: the total number counted; "a blood count"
      2: the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order;
         "the counting continued for several hours" [syn: count,
         counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning,
         tally]
      3: a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a
         British earl
      v 1: determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books
           on your shelf?"; "Count your change" [syn: count,
           number, enumerate, numerate]
      2: have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter
         much" [syn: count, matter, weigh]
      3: show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider
         her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was
         lenient" [syn: consider, count, weigh]
      4: name or recite the numbers in ascending order; "The toddler
         could count to 100"
      5: put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize
         winners among its members" [syn: count, number]
      6: include as if by counting; "I can count my colleagues in the
         opposition"
      7: have a certain value or carry a certain weight; "each answer
         counts as three points"
      8: have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you
         any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet
         on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis" [syn:
         count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon]
      9: take account of; "You have to reckon with our opponents";
         "Count on the monsoon" [syn: reckon, count]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  283 Moby Thesaurus words for "count":
     Brahman, a reckoning of, account, account of, accounts, accusal,
     accusation, accusing, add up, adjudge, adjudicate, admit,
     aggregate, allegation, allegement, allow, amount,
     amount to something, apportion, archduke, aristocrat, armiger,
     arraignment, article, aspect, assimilate, bank on, baron, baronet,
     batch, be featured, be influential, be judicious, be persuasive,
     be prominent, be regarded, be somebody, be something,
     be thought of, beat, beat a tattoo, beat the drum, beat time,
     bill of particulars, blame, blue blood, body count, box score,
     bringing of charges, bringing to book, budget, bunch, calculate,
     call off, call over, call the roll, capitulation, carry weight,
     case, cast, census, charge, check of, chunk, clutch, complaint,
     complete, comprehend, comprise, compute, consider, contain,
     count in, count of, count on, count the beats, count up, cover,
     cut ice, cut some ice, daimio, datum, deal, decrease, deem,
     delation, denouncement, denunciation, depend on, detail,
     difference, divide, dose, drum, duke, earl, election returns,
     element, embody, embrace, encircle, enclose, encompass, enumerate,
     envisage, esquire, esteem, exercise judgment, express an opinion,
     facet, fact, factor, figure on, figure out, figure up, fill,
     fill in, fill out, fix, foliate, form an opinion, gentleman,
     get top billing, gob, grand duke, grandee, group, have an in,
     have full play, have influence, have personality, have pull,
     head count, heap, hidalgo, hold, hunk, impeachment, implication,
     import, imputation, incidental, include, incorporate, increase,
     indictment, information, innuendo, insinuation, instance,
     inventory, item, judge, keep time, lace-curtain, laird, landgrave,
     landslide, large amount, lawsuit, laying of charges, look on,
     look upon, lord, lordling, lot, magnate, magnifico, margrave,
     marquis, matter, measure, mess, minor detail, minutia, minutiae,
     noble, nobleman, nose count, number, number among, numerate,
     occupy, official count, optimate, pack, page, paginate, palsgrave,
     parcel, part, particular, patrician, peer, pine, plaint, play drum,
     point, poll, portion, pound, presume, product, prosecution,
     quantify, quantity, quantize, rank, rate, ration, recapitulation,
     receive, reckon, reckon among, reckon in, reckon on, reckon with,
     reckoning, recount, recounting, reduce, regard, rehearsal, rely on,
     rely upon, repertory, reproach, respect, returns, ruffle, run over,
     score, seigneur, seignior, signify, silk-stocking, small amount,
     sound a tattoo, squire, stand out, star, statement, suit, sum,
     summary, summation, summing, summing up, suppose, swell, tabs of,
     take in, take into account, take into consideration, take up, tale,
     tally, tally of, tap, taxing, tell, the bottom line, the story,
     the whole story, thing, think of, thoroughbred, thrum, thump,
     tidal wave, tom-tom, total, track of, true bill, trust,
     unspoken accusation, upper-cruster, veiled accusation, viscount,
     waldgrave, weigh, whole, x number
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  count
  
      One of the built-in aggregate functions in
     relational database systems, that returns the number of rows
     in a result.  The argument to the function is nearly always
     "*", e.g.
  
       SELECT COUNT(*) FROM books
  
     which returns the number of rows in the "books" table.  If,
     instead, we say
  
       SELECT COUNT(publisher) FROM books
  
     then only rows with a non-{null value in the "publisher"
     column will be counted.
  
     (2010-09-26)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  COUNT, pleading. This word, derived from the French conte, a narrative, is 
  in our old law books used synonymously with declaration but practice has 
  introduced the following distinction: when the plaintiff's complaint 
  embraces only a single cause of action, and he makes only one statement of 
  it, that statement is called, indifferently, a declaration or count; though 
  the former is the more usual term. 
      2. But when the suit embraces two or more causes of action, (each of 
  which of course requires a different statement;) or when the plaintiff makes 
  two or more different statements of one and the same cause of action, each 
  several statement is called a count, and all of them, collectively, 
  constitute the declaration. 
      3. In all cases, however, in which there are two or more counts, whether 
  there is actually but one cause of action or several, each count purports, 
  upon the face of it, to disclose a distinct right of action, unconnected 
  with that stated in any of the other counts. 
      4. One object proposed, in inserting two or more counts in one 
  declaration, when there is in fact but one cause of action, is, in some 
  cases, to guard against the danger of an insufficient statement of the 
  cause, where a doubt exists as to the legal sufficiency of one or another of 
  two different modes of declaring; but the more usual end proposed in 
  inserting more than one count in such case, is to accommodate the statement 
  to the cause, as far as may be, to the possible state of the proof to be 
  exhibited on trial; or to guard, if possible, against the hazard of the 
  proofs varying materially from the statement of the cause of action; so that 
  if one or more or several counts be not adapted to the evidence, some other 
  of them may be so. Gould on Pl. c. 4, s. 2, 3, 4; Steph. Pl. 279; Doct. Pl. 
  1 78; 8 Com. Dig. 291; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. In 
  real actions, the declaration is most usually called a count. Steph. Pl. 36, 
  See Common count; Money count. 
  
  

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