Word of the Day: Census

census cen-sus / sĕn-səs noun 1. the official count of a population that often includes other statistics, such as age, sex, etc. The true test of civilization is not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops – no, but the kind of man the country turns out. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 2. an official count You can’t choose between right and wrong by taking a census. Elizabeth Taylor, 1932 – 2011 3. a count of the citizens in ancient Rome and evaluation of their property for taxation purposes In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. Luke 2:1 (NIV) verb 1. to conduct an official count Every plant one centimeter in diameter or larger is censused every five years. John P. Wiley, Jr., 1936 – 2004