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Courted vs Counted - What's the difference?

courted | counted |

As verbs the difference between courted and counted

is that courted is (court) while counted is (count).

courted

English

Verb

(head)
  • (court)

  • court

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
  • * (1809-1892)
  • And round the cool green courts there ran a row / Of cloisters.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • Goldsmith took a garret in a miserable court .
  • # A street with no outlet, a cul-de-sac.
  • (label) Royal society.
  • # The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • This our court , infected with their manners, / Shows like a riotous inn.
  • # The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • My lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you.
  • #* Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • Love rules the court , the camp, the grove.
  • # Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign.
  • #* (1800-1859)
  • The princesses held their court within the fortress.
  • Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
  • * (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • No solace could her paramour entreat / Her once to show, ne court , nor dalliance.
  • * (John Evelyn) (1620-1706)
  • I went to make my court to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle.
  • (label) The administration of law.
  • # The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
  • # The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
  • #* {{quote-news, date=21 August 2012, first=Ed, last=Pilkington, newspaper=The Guardian
  • , title= Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die? , passage=Next month, Clemons will be brought before a court presided over by a "special master", who will review the case one last time. The hearing will be unprecedented in its remit, but at its core will be a simple issue: should Reggie Clemons live or die?}}
  • # A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  • # The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  • # The session of a judicial assembly.
  • # Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  • (label) A place arranged for playing the games of tennis, basketball, squash, badminton, volleyball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=5 , passage=By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts' and the subsidiary ' courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country.}}

    Derived terms

    * contempt of court * court case * court fight * court jester * courtroom * hold court * in court * out-of-court

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To seek to achieve or win.
  • He was courting big new accounts that previous salesman had not attempted.
  • * Prescott
  • They might almost seem to have courted the crown of martyrdom.
  • * De Quincey
  • Guilt and misery court privacy and solitude.
  • To risk (a consequence, usually negative).
  • He courted controversy with his frank speeches.
  • To try to win a commitment to marry from.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If either of you both love Katharina / Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.
  • To engage in behavior leading to mating.
  • The bird was courting by making an elaborate dance.
  • To attempt to attract.
  • * Macaulay
  • By one person, hovever, Portland was still assiduously courted .
  • To attempt to gain alliance with.
  • To engage in activities intended to win someone's affections.
  • She's had a few beaus come courting .
  • To engage in courtship behavior.
  • In this season, you can see many animals courting .
  • To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
  • * Tennyson
  • A well-worn pathway courted us / To one green wicket in a privet hedge.

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    counted

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (count)

  • count

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) counten, from (etyl) conter, from (etyl) ).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To recite numbers in sequence.
  • To determine the number (of objects in a group).
  • To be of significance; to matter.
  • To be an example of something.
  • * J. A. Symonds
  • This excellent man counted among the best and wisest of English statesmen.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too.
  • To consider something an example of something.
  • (obsolete) To take account or note (of).
  • * Shakespeare
  • No man counts of her beauty.
  • (UK, legal) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.
  • (Burrill)
    Derived terms
    * count one's blessings * count out

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of or tallying a quantity.
  • Give the chairs a quick count to check if we have enough.
  • The result of a tally that reveals the number of items in a set; a quantity counted.
  • A countdown.
  • (legal) A charge of misconduct brought in a legal proceeding.
  • (baseball) The number of balls and strikes, respectively, on a batter's in-progress plate appearance.
  • He has a 3-2 count with the bases loaded.
  • (obsolete) An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
  • * Spenser
  • all his care and count
    Derived terms
    * countless * down for the count * sperm count

    Etymology 2

    (wikipedia count) From (etyl) comte and in the sense of "noble fighting alongside the king".

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The male ruler of a county.
  • A nobleman holding a rank intermediate between dukes and barons.
  • Synonyms
    * (English counts) earl * (French counts) comte * (Italian counts) conte * (German counts) graf
    Derived terms
    * viscount * count palatine, count palatinate