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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Count v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counted; p. pr. & vb. n. Counting.]
 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.
    Who can count the dust of Jacob?   --Num. xxiii. 10.
    In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only three miserable cabins.   --Macaulay.
 2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.
    Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.   --Rom. iv. 3.
 3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.
 I count myself in nothing else so happy
 As in a soul remembering my good friends.   --Shak.
 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.