noun count·down \ˈkant-ˌdan\

: the act of counting down the number of seconds that remain before something (such as the launch of a rocket) happens

: the period of time before an important or special event

Full Definition of COUNTDOWN

:  an audible backward counting in fixed units (as seconds) from an arbitrary starting number to mark the time remaining before an event; also :  preparations carried on during such a count
count down \-ˈdan\ intransitive verb

First Known Use of COUNTDOWN

circa 1952

Rhymes with COUNTDOWN

COUNTDOWN Defined for Kids


noun count·down \ˈkant-ˌdan\

Definition of COUNTDOWN for Kids

:  the process of subtracting the time remaining before an event (as the launching of a rocket)


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