English word countdown comes from English count, English down.
Countdown detailed word origin explanation
|count || English (eng) ||(baseball) The number of balls and strikes, respectively, on a batter's in-progress plate appearance.. (legal) A charge of misconduct brought in a legal proceeding.. (obsolete) An object of interest or account; value; estimation.. A countdown.. The act of counting or tallying a quantity.. The result of a tally that reveals the number of items in a set; a quantity counted. A nobleman holding [...] |
|down || English (eng) ||From one end to another of.. From the higher end to the lower of. (baseball, colloquial, following the noun modified) Out.. (colloquial) With "on", negative about, hostile to. (not comparable) Inoperable; out of order; out of service.. (not comparable, US, slang) Comfortable with, accepting of.. (not comparable, military, aviation, slang, of an aircraft) Mechanically failed, collided, shot [...] |
|countdown || English (eng) ||(nonstandard) To count down. A count backward in fixed units to the time of some event, especially the launch of a space vehicle.. A radio or television program counting down the top songs of a given week, usually in reverse order ending with the No. 1.. The acts of preparation carried out during this period. |
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