What is count?

  • (noun): A nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Count (male) or Countess (female) is a title in European countries for a noble of varying status, but historically deemed to convey an approximate rank intermediate between the highest and lowest titles of nobility. The word count came into English from the French comte, itself from Latin comes—in its accusative comitem—meaning "companion", and later "companion of the emperor, delegate of the emperor". The adjective form of the word is "comital". The British and Irish equivalent is an earl (whose wife is a "countess", for lack of an English term). Alternative names for the "Count" rank in the nobility structure are used in other countries, such as Graf in Germany and Hakushaku during the Japanese Imperial era.

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Raymond - People - Historical
... Aristocracy Raymond I, Count of Toulouse (died 865) Raymond II, Count of Toulouse (died 924) Raymond III, Count of Toulouse (died 978) Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (c. 1041 or 1042–1105) Raymond V, Count of Toulouse (1134–1198) Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1156–1222) Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse (1197–1249) Raymond II of Tripoli (c. 1115–1152), Count of Tripoli from 1137 to 1152 Raymond III of Tripoli (c ...
Vímara Peres - Count
... In 868 Count Vímara Peres was named Count of Portugal, after the reconquest of the region north of the Douro river ...
Yksisarvinen - Plot Summary
... Geir, who becomes count Gero, marries Sigberta, the heiress of the bishop's family's German county of Berga, but is restless and decides to embark to the first crusade, after his young wife died leaving an only ... Meanwhile, in Italy, Juvalos Gerakis, the Finnish- or Greek-born Count of Sinetra in Calabria and his current wife, countess Aurelia, another Finno-Byzantine noble ... Then the count sends his son and heir to the crusade ...

More definitions of "count":

  • (verb): Show consideration for; take into account.
    Synonyms: consider, weigh
  • (verb): Determine the number or amount of.
    Example: "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
    Synonyms: number, enumerate, numerate
  • (verb): Have weight; have import, carry weight.
    Synonyms: matter, weigh
  • (verb): Include as if by counting.
    Example: "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"
  • (verb): Take account of.
    Example: "Count on the monsoon"
    Synonyms: reckon
  • (noun): The total number counted.
    Example: "A blood count"
  • (verb): Put into a group.
    Synonyms: number
  • (verb): Name or recite the numbers.
    Example: "The toddler could count to 100"

Famous quotes containing the word count:

    If only Centuries, delayed,
    I’d count them on my Hand,
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

    Well, the world has a million writers. One would think, then, that good thought would be as familiar as air and water, and the gifts of each new hour would exclude the last. Yet we can count all our good books; nay, I remember any beautiful verse for twenty years.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It’s one of the tragic ironies of the theater that only one man in it can count on steady work—the night watchman.
    Tallulah Bankhead (1903–1968)