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Counter

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Noun

1. counter

table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

2. counter

game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

3. counter, tabulator

a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

4. buffet, counter, sideboard

a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

5. counter

a person who counts things

6. comeback, counter, rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Example Sentences:
'it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher'

7. counter

(computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

8. counter, heel counter

a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot

Example Sentences:
'a counter may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and to give support to the foot'

9. counter, counterpunch, parry

a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Verb

10. counter

speak in response

Example Sentences:
'He countered with some very persuasive arguments'

11. anticipate, counter, foresee, forestall

act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

Adjective

12. antagonistic, counter

indicating opposition or resistance

Adverb

13. counter

in the opposite direction

Example Sentences:
'run counter'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Counter

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noun
1. 
a horizontal surface, as in a shop or bank, over which business is transacted
2. 
(in some cafeterias) a long table on which food is served to customers
3. 
a. 
a small flat disc of wood, metal, or plastic, used in various board games
b. 
a similar disc or token used as an imitation coin
4. 
a person or thing that may be used or manipulated
5. 
a skating figure consisting of three circles
6.  under the counter
7.  over the counter
adverb
1. 
in a contrary direction or manner
2. 
in a wrong or reverse direction
3.  run counter to
adjective
4. 
opposing; opposite; contrary
noun
5. 
something that is contrary or opposite to some other thing
6. 
an act, effect, or force that opposes another
7. 
a return attack, such as a blow in boxing
8. fencing
a parry in which the foils move in a circular fashion
9. 
the portion of the stern of a boat or ship that overhangs the water aft of the rudder
10. Also called: void printing
the inside area of a typeface that is not type high, such as the centre of an "o", and therefore does not print
11. 
the part of a horse's breast under the neck and between the shoulders
12. 
a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe
verb
13. 
to say or do (something) in retaliation or response
14. (transitive)
to move, act, or perform in a manner or direction opposite to (a person or thing)
15. 
to return the attack of (an opponent)
noun
1. 
a person who counts
2. 
an apparatus that records the number of occurrences of events
3. 
any instrument for detecting or counting ionizing particles or photons
Geiger counter, scintillation counter, crystal counter
4. electronics another name for scaler (sense 2)

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Counter

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adverb
1. 
in a contrary direction, manner, etc.; in opposition; opposite
adjective
2. 
that acts in opposition, tends in an opposite direction, or is opposite or contrary; opposed or opposing
noun
3. 
the opposite; contrary
4. 
an opposing or checking force or action
5.  Obsolete
the breast of a horse
6. 
a stiff leather piece around the heel of a shoe or boot
7. 
the curved, overhanging part of the stern of some ships
8. 
a depression between the raised parts of a typeface
9.  Boxing
counterpunch
10.  Fencing
a parry made with a circular motion of the blade in an attempt to divert the opponent's blade from whichever angle it is thrust
11.  American Football
a play in which most blockers move in one direction while the running back with the ball moves in the opposite direction
: in full counter play
verb transitive, verb intransitive
12. 
to act, do, move, etc. counter to (a person or thing); oppose or check
13. 
to say or do (something) in reply, defense, or retaliation
14.  Boxing
to strike one's opponent while receiving or parrying (a blow)
noun
1. 
a. 
a person or thing that counts; computer
b. 
any of various complex devices for detecting and counting ionizing particles, including Geiger and scintillation counters
2. 
an indicator on a machine, for keeping count of turns, strokes, etc. of the machine or its parts
3. 
a small object used in some games, as for keeping score
4. 
an imitation coin or token
5. 
a long table, board, cabinet top, etc., as in a store, lunchroom, or kitchen, for the display and sale of goods, the serving or preparing of food, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Counter

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n.
1. A flat surface on which money is counted, business is transacted, or food is prepared or served.
2. Games A piece, as of wood or ivory, used for keeping a count or a place.
3.
a. An imitation coin; a token.
b. A piece of money.
pref.
1. Contrary; opposite; opposing: counterclaim.
2. Corresponding; complementary: counterfoil.

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