Definitions of counterpart

  1. a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One of two corresponding copies of an instrument; a duplicate. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A person who closely resembles another. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A thing may be applied to another thing so as to fit perfectly, as a seal to its impression; hence, a thing which is adapted to another thing, or which supplements it; that which serves to complete or complement anything; hence, a person or thing having qualities lacking in another; an opposite. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A duplicate; a person exactly like someone else. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The part that answers to another part: that which fits into or completes another, having the qualities which the other lacks, and so an opposite. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Something corresponding with, or exactly resembling, another. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A facsimile; duplicate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The correspondent part; a copy; a duplicate; the part which fits another, as the key of a cipher; the complementary part; the part to be applied to another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The part that answers to another; the key of a cipher; in music, the part to be applied to another, as the bass is the counterpart to the treble. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for counterpart

  1. Before daylight, while I was dreaming a strange dream of two men running, the one who pursued being the exact counterpart of the one who fled, I heard my name called aloud: " David, David!" – Adventures In Contentment by David Grayson AKA: Ray Stannard Baker
  2. Let the memory of the King whose life you saved trouble you no more,- except when you look upon his better counterpart – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli