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Definitions of counter

  1. In boxing, to give a return blow while trying to escape a blow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Contrary; opposite; as, counteract, counterpart. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. game equipment used in various card or board games Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. An encounter. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. One who, or that which, reckons or serves to keep an account; a shop table; as, the counter in a store; a blow given in trying to ward off a blow; the leather that strengthens the heel of a shoe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. He who or that which counts: that which indicates a number: a piece of metal, etc., used in reckoning: a table on which money is counted or goods laid. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. One who counts; piece of metal, &c., used in counting; a shop table. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. One who counts; a counting-machine; a piece of wood, ivory, etc., used in counting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A table on which to count money or expose goods for sale. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. An opposite; a parry; return blow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The portion of a shoe that surrounds the heel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A piece of metal, &c., used as means of reckoning; a table or board on which money is counted or goods laid; one who or that which counts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. An arch or vault whose upper part is terminated by the bottom of the stern; an under part which serves as a contrast to the principal parts; counter-tenor. Counter of a horse, that part which lies between the shoulder and under the neck. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. One of the middle parts between the tenor and the treble; high tenor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. One who; that which is used in reckoning numbers; a table on which money is counted or goods laid; an imitation of a piece of money. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. See count, to number. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. In music, the part immediately below the treble-formerly an under part serving as a contrast to a principal part. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. in the opposite direction; "run counter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. Contrary; adverse; in an opposite direction; as, to go counter to advice: pr efix, contrary; opposite; as, counter-evidence, evidence opposing other evidence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Against: in opposition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Contrary; reversely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Contrary; in opposition; the wrong way; another form of prefix contra, opposition or contrariety. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. a return punch (especially by a boxer) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. a person who counts things Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition; as, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck. See Counter, adv. & a. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. Money; coin; -- used in contempt. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. A prison; either of two prisons formerly in London. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a long, narrow table or bench, on which goods are laid for examination by purchasers, or on which they are weighed or measured. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise; -- used chiefly with run or go. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. At or against the front or face. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern, -- below and somewhat forward of the stern proper. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. Same as Contra. Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to counter tenor. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. The back leather or heel part of a boot. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. Contrary: opposite. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. In opposition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. Contrary; opposing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Opposite; contrary; in opposition; contrariwise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. A prefix, expressing opposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for counter

  1. She has certainly run counter to my happiness. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  2. He struck out once across the narrow counter – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
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