KJV Dictionary Definition: count


COUNT, v.t.

1. To number; to tell or name one by one, or by small numbers, for ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection; as, to count the years, days and hours of a mans life; to count the stars.

Who can count the dust of Jacob? Numbers 23.

2. To reckon; to preserve a reckoning; to compute.

Some tribes of rude nations count their years by the coming of certain birds among them at certain seasons, and leaving them at others.

3. To reckon; to place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.

Abraham believed in God, and he counted it to him for righteousness. Genesis 15.

4. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.

I count them my enemies. Psalm 139.

Neither count I my life dear to myself. Acts 20.

I count all things loss. Philippians 3.

5. To impute; to charge.

COUNT, v.i. To count on or upon, to reckon upon; to found an account or scheme on; to rely on. We cannot count on the friendship of nations. Count not on the sincerity of sycophants.


1. Reckoning; the act of numbering; as, this is the number according to my count.

2. Number.

3. In law, a particular charge in an indictment, or narration in pleading, setting forth the cause of complaint. There may be different counts in the same declaration.

COUNT, n. L., a companion or associate, a fellow traveler. A title of foreign nobility, equivalent to the English earl, and whose domain is a county. An earl; the alderman of a shire, as the Saxons called him. The titles of English nobility, according to their rank, are Duke, Marquis, Earl, Viscount, and Baron.


COUNTED, pp. Numbered; told; esteemed; reckoned; imputed.