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Definitions of counter

  1. indicating opposition or resistance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher" 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. the piece of leather that fits the heel Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. in the opposite direction; "run counter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a return punch (especially by a boxer) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. a person who counts things Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition; as, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck. See Counter, adv. & a. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Money; coin; -- used in contempt. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. A prison; either of two prisons formerly in London. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise; -- used chiefly with run or go. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. At or against the front or face. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. The back leather or heel part of a boot. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. An encounter. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Against: in opposition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. Contrary: opposite. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. In opposition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. 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.
  40. Contrary; opposing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. An opposite; a parry; return blow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. The portion of a shoe that surrounds the heel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. Contrary; reversely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. Contrary; opposite; as, counteract, counterpart. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Opposite; contrary; in opposition; contrariwise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. A prefix, expressing opposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. See count, to number. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition; as, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck. See Counter, adv. & a. mso.anu.edu.au
  57. kown't[.e]r, adv. against: in opposition.--adj. contrary: opposite.--n. that which is counter of opposite: (mus.) the voice-part set in immediate contrast with the air: (fencing) a parry in which one foil follows the other in a small circle: the part of a horse's breast between the shoulders and under the neck: (naut.) the part of a ship between the water-line and the knuckle of the stern.--v.t. COUNTERACT', to act counter or in opposition to: to hinder or defeat.--n. COUNTERAC'TION.--adj. COUNTERACT'IVE, tending to counteract.--n. one who or that which counteracts.--adv. COUNTERACT'IVELY.--ns. COUN'TER-AG'ENT, anything which counteracts; COUN'TER-APPROACH', a work thrown up outside a besieged place to command or check the approaches of the besieger; COUN'TER-ATTRAC'TION, attraction in an opposite direction.--adj. COUN'TER-ATTRACT'IVE, attracting in an opposite direction.--v.t. COUNTERBAL'ANCE, to balance by weight on the opposite side: to act against with equal weight, power, or influence.--ns. COUN'TERBALANCE, an equal weight, power, or agency working in opposition; COUN'TERBASE (see CONTRABASS); COUN'TER-BATT'ERY (mil.), a battery erected to oppose another; COUN'TER-BLAST, something done in opposition to another thing; COUN'TER-BOND, a bond to protect from contingent loss one who has given bond for another.--v.t. COUN'TER-BRACE (naut.), to brace or fasten (the head-yards and after-yards) in opposite ways.--n. the lee-brace of the fore-topsail-yard.--n. COUN'TERBUFF, a stroke that stops motion or causes a recoil.--v.t. to drive back by such.--ns. COUN'TER-CAST (Spens.), a contrary cast, counterplot, trick; COUN'TER-CAST'ER (Shak.), one who casts accounts: a book-keeper--used in contempt; COUN'TER-CHANGE, (Shak.), exchange, reciprocation.--p.adj. COUN'TERCHANGED', exchanged: (her.) intermixed or set one against the other, as the colours of the field and charge.--n. COUN'TER-CHARGE, a charge brought forward in opposition to another charge.--v.t. COUN'TERCHARM, to destroy or dissolve the effects of another charm.--n. that which destroys the effects of another charm.--v.t. COUN'TER-CHECK, to check by some obstacle: to rebuke.--ns. COUNTER-CHECK', a check in opposition to another: a rebuke; COUNTER-CLAIM, kown't[.e]r-kl[=a]m, n. a cross-demand brought forward as a partial or complete set-off against another claim.; COUN'TER-CURR'ENT, a current flowing in an opposite direction; COUN'TER-DRAIN, a drain alongside a canal, &c., to carry off water oozing out.--v.t. COUN'TERDRAW, to trace on oiled paper or other transparent material.--ns. COUN'TER-EV'IDENCE, evidence brought forward in opposition to other evidence; COUN'TERFOIL, the corresponding part of a bank cheque, &c., retained by the giver; COUN'TER-FORCE, an opposing force; COUN'TER-FORT (fort.), a buttress, or arch behind the revetments or retaining walls of the ditches of permanent fortifications; COUN'TER-GAUGE, an adjustable scribing gauge for marking the measurements of a mortise on a piece to be tenoned; COUN'TER-GUARD (fort.), an outwork consisting of two lines of rampart running parallel to the faces of the bastion, to guard the bastion from being breached; COUN'TER-IN'FLUENCE, an opposing influence; COUN'TER-IRR'ITANT, an agent or substance applied to the skin so as to redden, to vesicate, or to produce pustules, &c.; COUN'TER-IRRIT[=A]'TION, an artificial irritation produced in one part of the body to act in opposition to and remove already existing irritation; COUN'TERLIGHT (paint.), a light opposite to any object, disturbing the effect of its light.--v.i. COUN'TERMARCH, to march back or in a direction contrary to a former one.--n. a marching backward or in a direction different from a former one: (mil.) an evolution by which a body of men change front, and still retain the same men in the front rank: change of measures.--n. COUN'TERMARK, an additional mark put on a bale of goods belonging to several merchants, so that it may not be opened except in the presence of all the owners: a mark put on standard metal by the London Goldsmiths' Company in addition to the artificer's: an artificial cavity made in the teeth of horses to disguise their age.--v.t. COUN'TERMINE, to make a mine in opposition to: to oppose by means of a countermine: (fig.) to frustrate by secret working:--pr.p. countermin'ing; pa.p. countermined'.--ns. COUN'TER-MINE (mil.), a mine or chamber excavated by the besieged to counteract or destroy the mines made by the besiegers: (fig.) any means of counteraction; COUN'TER-M[=O]'TION, an opposite motion; COUN'TER-MOVE, -MOVE'MENT, a contrary move, movement.--v.t. COUN'TERMURE, to fortify a wall with another wall.--ns. COUN'TER-[=O]'PENING, an aperture or vent on the opposite side, or in a different place; COUN'TER-PACE, a step in opposition to another, a contrary measure.--adj. COUN'TER-PALED (her.), divided equally, as an escutcheon, first palewise, then by a line fesswise, with two tinctures countercharged.--ns. COUN'TER-PAROLE', a word in addition to the password; COUN'TERPART, the part that answers to another part: that which fits into or completes another, having the qualities which another lacks, and so an opposite.--adj. COUN'TER-PASS'ANT (her.), denoting two animals in a coat of arms represented as passing each other the contrary way.--n. COUN'TERPLEA, a replication to a plea or request.--v.t. COUNTERPLEAD', to plead the contrary of; COUN'TERPLOT', to plot against in order to frustrate another plot:--pr.p. counterplot'ting; pa.p. counterplot'ted.--n. a plot or stratagem opposed to another plot.--v.t. COUN'TERPOISE, to poise or weigh against or on the opposite side: to act in opposition to with equal effect.--n. an equally heavy weight in the other scale-- (Spens.) COUN'TERPOYS.--ns. COUN'TER-POIS'ON, a poison used as the antidote of another; COUN'TER-PRES'SURE, opposing pressure; COUN'TER-PROOF, an inverted impression obtained from a newly printed proof of an engraving, by laying it, while the ink is still wet, upon plain paper, and passing it through the press; COUN'TER-REVOL[=U]'TION, a subsequent revolution counteracting the effect of a previous; COUN'TER-ROLL, a copy of the rolls relating to appeals, inquests, &c., serving as a check on another's roll; COUN'TER-ROUND, a body of officers which goes to inspect the rounds.--adj. COUN'TERS[=A]'LIENT (her.), salient in opposite directions.--n. COUN'TERSCARP (fort.), the side of the ditch nearest to the besiegers and opposite to the scarp.--v.t. COUNTERSEAL' (Shak.), to seal along with others.--ns. COUN'TER-SECUR'ITY, security given to one who has become surety for another; COUN'TER-SENSE, an interpretation contrary to the real sense.--v.t. COUNTERSIGN', to sign on the opposite side of a writing: to sign in addition to the signature of a superior, to attest the authenticity of a writing.--ns. COUN'TERSIGN, a military private sign or word, which must be given in order to pass a sentry: a counter-signature; COUN'TER-SIG'NAL, a signal used as an answer to another; COUN'TER-SIG'NATURE, a name countersigned to a writing.--v.t. COUN'TERSINK, to bevel the edge of a hole, as for the head of a screw-nail (a a in fig.)--it is usually done by a COUNTERSINK-BIT (b in fig.) in a brace.--ns. COUN'TER-STAND, opposition, resistance; COUN'TER-STATE'MENT, a statement in opposition to another statement; COUN'TER-STROKE (Spens.), a stroke given in return for another stroke; COUN'TER-TAL'LY, a tally serving as a check to another; COUN'TER-TEN'OR, name applied to alto when sung by a male voice (so called because a contrast to tenor); COUN'TER-TIME, the resistance of a horse that interrupts his cadence and the measure of his manège: resistance, opposition; COUN'TERTURN, a turn in a play different from what was expected.--v.t. COUNTERVAIL', to be of avail against: to act against with equal effect: to be of equal value to: to compensate [COUNTER and AVAIL].--n. COUN'TER-VIEW, an opposing view: a posture in which two persons face each other: opposition: contrast.--v.t. COUN'TER-VOTE, to vote in opposition to; COUN'TER-WEIGH, to weigh against, counterbalance.--ns. COUN'TER-WEIGHT, a weight in an opposite scale.--v.i. COUN'TER-WHEEL, to wheel in an opposite direction.--n. COUN'TER-WORK, a work raised in opposition to another.--v.t. to work in opposition to.--p.adj. COUN'TER-WROUGHT. [Fr.,--L. contra, against.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  58. kown't[.e]r, n. (Spens.) encounter.--v.t. to encounter: to contradict. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  59. [Latin] Against, over against, opposite. Counter-extension, traction made in opposition to the force of extension, so as to stretch the part between the points to which the two opposing forces are applied. Counter-irritant, an agent for performing Counter-irritation, or irritation applied at some spot to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, or accelerate absorption at another spot having nervous or vascular communication with the first; performed by dry or wet cups, rubefacients (mustard, pepper, iodine, silver nitrate, turpentine), epispastics (cantharides), or escharotics (caustics, actual cautery, moxa), according to the intensity of the effect desired useful in colic, neuralgia, headache, meningitis, pleurisy, peritonitis, arthritis, and synovitis. Counter-opening, an opening made opposite another, e. g., to facilitate the drainage of a wound-cavity. Counter-puncture, a puncture made opposite another, as the wound of exit made by a knife in transfixing a part. Counter-stain, a pigment used to stain portions of a specimen left unstained by another pigment used at the same time. na
  60. Small (usu. round) piece of metal, ivory, &c., used for keeping account in games, esp. cards; imitation coin; banker\'s table; table in shop on which money is counted out& across which goods are delivered; c.- jumper, shop assistant. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  61. Part of horse\'s breast between shoulders and under neck; curved part of stern of ship. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  62. (fencing). Circular parry in which hand retains same position while point describes a circle. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  63. (shoemaking). Back part of shoe or boot round heel. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  64. Opposed; opposite; duplicate. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  65. Oppose, contradict; (Chess) meet with counter move; (Boxing) give (Opponent, or abs.) return below while parrying. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  66. In the opposite direction, as hunt, run, go, c. (i. e. to direction taken by game); contrary, as act, go, c. (to instructions &c.). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  67. (Also, Skating) see ROCK. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  68. Combining form of Lat., contra, against, in return; used in this sense in compound words. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  69. n. One who counts, or keeps an account; —a piece of metal, wood, &c., in the form of a coin, used in reckoning; —a table or board on which money is counted, and on which goods are laid for examination by purchasers; —a check, as upon articles delivered; —a tell-tale. Cabinet Dictionary
  70. adv. [French] [Latin] Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction. This word is prefixed to many others, chiefly verbs and nouns, expressing opposition or contrariety. Cabinet Dictionary
  71. A false piece of money used as a means of reckoning; the form on which goods are viewed and money told in a shop. Complete Dictionary
  72. Contrary to, in opposition to; the wrong way; contrary ways. Complete Dictionary

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