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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin comptus, past participle of comere (to care for, comb, arrange, adorn).


compt (comparative more compt, superlative most compt)

  1. (obsolete) neat; spruce
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cotgrave to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

From French compte.



  1. (obsolete) account; reckoning; computation
    • 1608, William Shakespeare, Macbeth:
      Your servants ever have theirs,/Themselves and what is theirs, in compt, /To make their audit at your highness' pleasure, /Still to return your own.


compt (third-person singular simple present compts, present participle compting, simple past and past participle compted)

  1. (obsolete) To compute; to count.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for compt in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)