count-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: enumerate, determine a quantity

Commentary: NP1[+agent] COUNT NP2[topic] Includes: COUNT DOWN, COUNT OFF, COUNT UP

The teacher counted noses once the children were seated on the bus.
Her baby brother can count to ten.
The clerk counted off four yards of material from the bolt of fabric.
They are counting down again at t minus 40 seconds.
Mary counted up the receipts for the day.
How do I love thee, let me count the ways.
We couldn't count all the stars in the sky.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

VerbNet: estimate-34.2,multiply-108
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: count.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
count_off 1
count_down 1

Sense Number 2: matter; have a value or importance

Commentary: Syntax: NP1[theme] COUNT Includes: COUNT FOR

Let your employees know that their suggestions count.
What really counts in life is that you love your work.
These practical walking shoes don't count for much in terms of style.
My opinion doesn't count for anything around here.

VerbNet: matter-91
FrameNet: Importance
PropBank: count.04
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: (cause to) classify, consider as, include as if by counting

Commentary: Syntax: NP1[+/-agent] COUNT NP2 (as) (NP3) Includes: COUNT ONE IN, COUNT ONE OUT, COUNT FOR

Our department has ten staff members if you count the summer interns.
That bag of potato chips hardly counts as a meal.
The fact that it's his third offense will count against the defendant.
Count me in for the company picnic next weekend.
Definitely count me out if we have to bike to those far places.
He counts himself lucky to have survived the accident.
These nations had always been counted as allies in previous crises.
The rebate will count as taxable income.
The professor told the students that the final exam counted for half their grade.

VerbNet: characterize-29.2,masquerade-29.6,multiply-108
FrameNet: Being_in_category,Categorization
PropBank: count.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5, 6

Sense Number 4: depend on, expect

Commentary: Includes: COUNT ON

Mary knew she could always count on John.
In New England you can count on a lousy spring.
Sally's cousin is counting heavily on getting into Harvard.
I wouldn't count on there still being cheap seats on that flight.
Their crops count on seasonal flooding of the river.

VerbNet: rely-70
FrameNet: Reliance
PropBank: count.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8, 9
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
count_on 1