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Count

Subject: Music, Opera

1 (Strauss: Capriccio). Bar. Brother of the Countess Madeleine. He has organized a group of friends to perform a play for his sister's birthday, and they gather at her château ...

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A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)

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2014

... A synonym for frequency...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
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Language reference
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375 words

... count is the ten-second period, counted out loud by the referee, during which a boxer who has been knocked to the ground may regain his feet: if he fails to do so he must concede victory to his opponent. A boxer who manages to rise within the count of ten is said to ‘beat the count’. stand up and be counted state publicly your support for someone or something. take the count (of a boxer) be knocked ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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111 words

... Designating a noun that can be used with numerical values. •• count noun (also called countable noun): contrasts with uncount , uncountable , or non-count noun . Count nouns usually have different singular and plural forms ( book/books , child/children ), and when used in the singular must be preceded by a determinative ( 1 ) : a/this/that book ; not * I bought book . In the plural, count nouns have the potential for combining with certain determinatives ( 1 ), some of them exclusive to the plural, e.g. few , many , these . The binary...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
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35 words

... 1881: 105; Notts; Surrey. Norman, English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French counte ‘count, earl’ (Old French conte , cunte , from Latin comes , comitem ), perhaps used for someone who gave himself airs and graces. Compare Earl...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (6 ed.)

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2021

...count To enumerate. To assign, in order, the positive integers 1,2,3,… to finitely (or denumerably ) many elements of a...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... 2 (verb; Old French conter , from Latin computare , ‘to compute’, ‘to reckon’) Count kin with someone, To A Scots expression meaning to compare one’s pedigree with that of another. Count noses, To A horse dealer counts horses by the nose, as cattle are counted by the head. Hence the expression is sometimes ironically used of numbering votes, as in the division lobbies. Count one’s blessings, To To be grateful for what one has. Edith Temple and Reginald Morgan ’s song ‘Count Your Blessings One by One’ became a hit in the late 1940s through such popular...

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Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
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...count [ME] The verb to count is from Latin computare ‘to calculate’, the root also of computer , account [ME], and recount [LME] ‘tell’ (tell too can also be used for both ‘narrate’ and ‘count’). Counters [ME] were originally used to help in counting; in the late 17th century the word came to be used for a surface across which goods were exchanged for money. The title of the count or foreign nobleman, corresponding to the English earl , is a completely different word, which was introduced by the Normans and comes from Latin comes ‘companion,...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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591 words

... The count ( comes ) was originally a palace official of the Roman emperors of the Late Empire or a military leader. Under the Franks , from the second half of the 8th c., the Germanic institution of Grafen was fused with that of the Roman comites , giving rise to a complex system of counties. Under the Merovingians , the count palatine was a great officer of Justice , assessor of the royal court . The count was also a representative of the king in the Towns , alongside the Bishop . The Carolingians preserved and enlarged the administrative...

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
94 words

... 1 ( Strauss : Capriccio ). Bar. Brother of the Countess Madeleine. He has organized a group of friends to perform a play for his sister's birthday, and they gather at her château to rehearse. The guests include the well‐known actress Clairon, to whom the Count is attracted. Aria (with Clairon): Ein Oper ist ein absurdes Ding (‘An opera is an absurd thing’). Created by Walter Höfermayer . 2 ( Massenet : Chérubin ). Bar. He finds a letter from Chérubin to the Countess and determines to kill Chérubin. Created ( 1905 ) by Mons. Lequien...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... 1 (noun; Old French conte , from Latin comes, comitis , ‘companion’, literally ‘one who goes with’) The continental equivalent of the English earl , of which ‘countess’ remains as the feminine equivalent. Count of the Saxon Shore Comes Litoris Saxonici , the Roman general in charge of the coastline of Britain from the Wash to the Solent, whose task it was to combat Saxon and Frankish raiders. In the later 4th century his jurisdiction was extended to the Yorkshire coast. See also saxon shore...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
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47 words

...count In a criminal prosecution , each separate offence charged in the indictment . More than one count can be listed in a single indictment if the charges are related or connected; each is still itemised as a separate count. See also common counts (in civil law debt...

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
33 words

... US frequency (2010): 233 English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French counte ‘count’ (Old French conte , from Latin comes , comitem ); a title of French and Norman nobility, ranking as equivalent to English Earl...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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2014
Subject:
Linguistics
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7 words

... noun One which is countable...

Count Almaviva

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
44 words

... Almaviva 1 ( Rossini : Il barbiere di Siviglia ). See Almaviva, Count ( 1 ) . 2 ( Mozart : Le nozze di Figaro ). See Almaviva, Count ( 2 ) . 3 ( Corigliano : The Ghosts of Versailles ). See Almaviva, Count ( 3 )...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Linguistics
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9 words

...count ( noun ) One which is uncountable...

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016

...Worm Count A method of Surveillance of helminth infection of the gut that depends upon counts of worms, or cysts or ova, in quantitatively titrated samples of feces. Other terms to describe this form of surveillance are egg count, cyst count , and parasite count . ...

Count Olaf

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
11 words

...Count Olaf The villain in A Series of Unfortunate Events ....

Le Count

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
9 words

...Count 1881: 15; IoW; Middx. Huguenot: see Leconte...

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

...count Usually the same as uncount . See also mass...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...egg count ( cyst count ) Microscopic examination of feces for presence and number of eggs and cysts of intestinal parasites, including helminths, protozoa, and encysted bacteria. ...

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