count\ off

v
1. To count aloud from one end of a line of men to the other, each man counting in turn.

The soldiers counted off from right to left.

2. To place into a separate group or groups by counting.

The coach counted off three boys to carry in the equipment.

Tom counted off enough newspapers for his route.


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  • count off — {v.} 1. To count aloud from one end of a line of men to the other, each man counting in turn. * /The soldiers counted off from right to left./ 2. To place into a separate group or groups by counting. * /The coach counted off three boys to carry… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • count off — {v.} 1. To count aloud from one end of a line of men to the other, each man counting in turn. * /The soldiers counted off from right to left./ 2. To place into a separate group or groups by counting. * /The coach counted off three boys to carry… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • count off — verb call in turn from right to left or from back to front numbers that determine some position or function • Hypernyms: ↑call out • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * intransitive verb : to call in turn from right to left or front to rear… …   Useful english dictionary

  • count off — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. number, get numbers for, give numbers to; see check 3 , count , total 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • count — count1 [kount] vt. [ME counten < OFr conter < L computare,COMPUTE] 1. to name numbers in regular order to (a certain number) [to count five] 2. to add up, one by one, by units or groups, so as to get a total [count the money] 3. to check by …   English World dictionary

  • count — count1 /kownt/, v.t. 1. to check over (the separate units or groups of a collection) one by one to determine the total number; add up; enumerate: He counted his tickets and found he had ten. 2. to reckon up; calculate; compute. 3. to list or name …   Universalium

  • count — I [[t]kaʊnt[/t]] v. t. 1) to check over one by one to determine the total number; add up; enumerate 2) to reckon up; calculate; compute 3) to list or name the numerals up to: Close your eyes and count to ten[/ex] 4) to include in a reckoning;… …   From formal English to slang

  • count — I. /kaʊnt / (say kownt) verb (t) 1. to check over one by one (the individuals of a collection) in order to ascertain their total number; enumerate. 2. to reckon up; calculate; compute. 3. to list or name the numerals up to. 4. to include in a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • count — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. enumerate, tell, score, figure, account; matter, reckon; deem, consider, estimate. See judgment, numeration, nobility. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Man of rank] Syn. nobleman, peer, grandee, earl; see… …   English dictionary for students

  • count — v 1. enumerate, numerate, number; tell, count off, list, name. 2. calculate, compute, reckon up, tally, score, figure, give a figure to, put a figure on, quantify; add up, tally up, sum up, total up, figure up. 3. include, number among, reckon in …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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