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coun·ter 1

 (koun′tər)
adj.
Contrary; opposing: moves and counter moves on the checkerboard.
n.
1. One that is an opposite.
2. Sports A boxing blow given while receiving or parrying another.
3. Sports A fencing parry in which one foil follows the other in a circular fashion.
4. A stiff piece of leather around the heel of a shoe.
5. Nautical The portion of a ship's stern extending from the water line to the extreme outward swell.
6. Printing The depression between the raised lines of the face on a piece of type.
v. coun·tered, coun·ter·ing, coun·ters
v.tr.
1. To meet or return (a blow) by another blow.
2. To move or act in opposition to; oppose.
3. To offer in response: countered that she was too busy to be thorough.
v.intr.
To move, act, or respond so as to be in opposition.
adv.
1. In a contrary manner or direction.
2. To or toward an opposite or dissimilar course or outcome: a method running counter to traditional techniques.

[Middle English countre, from Old French contre, from Latin contrā; see counter-.]

count·er 2

 (koun′tər)
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.
Idioms:
over the counter
1. Without being listed or available on an officially recognized stock exchange but in trade by direct negotiation between buyers and sellers: bought stocks over the counter.
2. Without a doctor's prescription being legally required: cold medicine that is available over the counter.
under the counter
In an illegal or surreptitious manner; illicitly: arrested for selling prescription drugs under the counter.

[Middle English countour, from Anglo-Norman counteour, from Medieval Latin computātōrium, countinghouse, from Latin computāre, to calculate; see count1.]

count·er 3

 (koun′tər)
n.
One that counts, especially an electronic or mechanical device that automatically counts occurrences or repetitions of phenomena or events.

counter

(ˈkaʊntə)
n
1. a horizontal surface, as in a shop or bank, over which business is transacted
2. (Furniture) (in some cafeterias) a long table on which food is served to customers
3. (Games, other than specified)
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. (Ice Skating) a skating figure consisting of three circles
6. under the counter (under-the-counter when prenominal) (of the sale of goods, esp goods in short supply) clandestine, surreptitious, or illegal; not in an open manner
7. (Stock Exchange) over the counter (over-the-counter when prenominal) (of security transactions) through a broker rather than on a stock exchange
[C14: from Old French comptouer, ultimately from Latin computāre to compute]

counter

(ˈkaʊntə)
adv
1. in a contrary direction or manner
2. in a wrong or reverse direction
3. run counter to to have a contrary effect or action to
adj
opposing; opposite; contrary
n
4. something that is contrary or opposite to some other thing
5. an act, effect, or force that opposes another
6. (Boxing) a return attack, such as a blow in boxing
7. (Fencing) fencing a parry in which the foils move in a circular fashion
8. (Nautical Terms) the portion of the stern of a boat or ship that overhangs the water aft of the rudder
9. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing Also called: void the inside area of a typeface that is not type high, such as the centre of an "o", and therefore does not print
10. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the part of a horse's breast under the neck and between the shoulders
11. (Clothing & Fashion) a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe
vb
12. to say or do (something) in retaliation or response
13. (tr) to move, act, or perform in a manner or direction opposite to (a person or thing)
14. to return the attack of (an opponent)
[C15: from Old French contre, from Latin contrā against]

counter

(ˈkaʊntə)
n
1. a person who counts
2. (Mechanical Engineering) an apparatus that records the number of occurrences of events
3. (General Physics) any instrument for detecting or counting ionizing particles or photons. See Geiger counter, scintillation counter, crystal counter
4. (Electronics) electronics another name for scaler2
[C14: from Old French conteor, from Latin computātor; see count1]

count•er1

(ˈkaʊn tər)

n.
1. a table or display case on which goods can be shown, business transacted, etc.
2. (in restaurants, luncheonettes, etc.) a long, narrow table with stools or chairs along one side for the patrons, behind which food is prepared and served.
3. a surface for the preparation of food in a kitchen, esp. on a low cabinet.
4. anything used to keep account, esp. a disk or other small object used in games, as in checkers.
Idioms:
1. over the counter,
a. (of the sale of stock) through a broker's office rather than through the stock exchange.
b. (of the sale of merchandise) through a retail store rather than through a wholesaler.
c. (of the sale of medicinal drugs) without requiring a prescription.
2. under the counter, in a clandestine manner, esp. illegally.
[1300–50; Middle English countour < Anglo-French (Old French comptoir) < Medieval Latin computātorium place for computing = Latin computā(re) to compute]

count•er2

(ˈkaʊn tər)

n.
1. a person who counts.
2. a device for counting revolutions of a wheel, items produced, etc.
3. any of various instruments for detecting ionizing radiation and for registering counts, as a Geiger counter.
[1325–75; Middle English countour < Anglo-French (Old French conteor) « Latin computātor=computā(re) to compute + -tor -tor]

coun•ter3

(ˈkaʊn tər)

adv.
1. in the wrong way; in the reverse direction.
2. contrary; in opposition.
adj.
3. opposite; opposed; contrary.
n.
4. something that is opposite or contrary to something else.
5. a blow delivered in receiving or parrying another blow, as in boxing.
6. a statement or action made to refute or oppose another statement or action.
7. a circular parry in fencing.
8. a piece of leather or the like inside the lining of the upper of a shoe or boot, around the heel, to keep it stiff.
9. the part of a vessel's stern that overhangs and projects aft of the sternpost.
v.t.
10. to go counter to; oppose; controvert.
11. to meet or answer (a move, blow, etc.) by another in return.
v.i.
12. to make a counter or opposing move.
13. to give a blow while receiving or parrying one, as in boxing.
[1400–50; late Middle English countre < Anglo-French co(u)ntre, cuntre, Old French contre < Latin contrā against]

counter-

a prefix used in the formation of words that have the general senses “against or counter to” (counterintuitive), “in response or reply to” (counterattack; counteroffer), “thwarting, or designed to thwart, frustrate, or nullify” (counterespionage; counterproductive), “refuting” (counterexample), “opposite, in the reverse direction” (counterclockwise; countercurrent), “offsetting, complementary” (counterbalance; counterpart), “occurring simultaneously” (countermelody).
[Middle English countre-; see counter3]

counter


Past participle: countered
Gerund: countering

Imperative
counter
counter
Present
I counter
you counter
he/she/it counters
we counter
you counter
they counter
Preterite
I countered
you countered
he/she/it countered
we countered
you countered
they countered
Present Continuous
I am countering
you are countering
he/she/it is countering
we are countering
you are countering
they are countering
Present Perfect
I have countered
you have countered
he/she/it has countered
we have countered
you have countered
they have countered
Past Continuous
I was countering
you were countering
he/she/it was countering
we were countering
you were countering
they were countering
Past Perfect
I had countered
you had countered
he/she/it had countered
we had countered
you had countered
they had countered
Future
I will counter
you will counter
he/she/it will counter
we will counter
you will counter
they will counter
Future Perfect
I will have countered
you will have countered
he/she/it will have countered
we will have countered
you will have countered
they will have countered
Future Continuous
I will be countering
you will be countering
he/she/it will be countering
we will be countering
you will be countering
they will be countering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been countering
you have been countering
he/she/it has been countering
we have been countering
you have been countering
they have been countering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been countering
you will have been countering
he/she/it will have been countering
we will have been countering
you will have been countering
they will have been countering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been countering
you had been countering
he/she/it had been countering
we had been countering
you had been countering
they had been countering
Conditional
I would counter
you would counter
he/she/it would counter
we would counter
you would counter
they would counter
Past Conditional
I would have countered
you would have countered
he/she/it would have countered
we would have countered
you would have countered
they would have countered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counter - table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transactedcounter - table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
bar - a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
checkout counter, checkout - a counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases
countertop - the top side of a counter
meat counter - counter where meats are displayed for sale
notions counter - counter where notions are sold
reception desk - a counter (as in a hotel) where guests are received
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
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
poker chip, chip - a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
3.counter - a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
calculating machine, calculator - a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
pulse counter - an electronic counter that counts the number of electric pulses
4.counter - a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining roomcounter - a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
credenza, credence - a kind of sideboard or buffet
dining room, dining-room - a room used for dining
drawer - a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
cellaret, minibar - sideboard with compartments for holding bottles
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
5.counter - a person who counts things
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
6.counter - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
back talk, backtalk, sass, sassing, lip, mouth - an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass"
reply, response - the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
7.counter - (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)
register - (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
8.counter - a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot; "a counter may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and to give support to the foot"
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
piece of leather - a separate part consisting of leather
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
9.counter - a return punch (especially by a boxer)counter - a return punch (especially by a boxer)
biff, punch, lick, clout, poke, slug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
Verb1.counter - speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments"
answer, reply, respond - react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"
2.counter - act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
Adj.1.counter - indicating opposition or resistancecounter - indicating opposition or resistance
negative - characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; "a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"
Adv.1.counter - in the opposite direction; "run counter"

counter

1
noun
1. surface, top, bar, worktop He put the money on the counter and left.
2. token, piece, chip, disc, marker, man Players throw dice to move their counters round the board.

counter

2
verb
1. oppose, meet, block, resist, offset, parry, deflect, repel, rebuff, fend off, counteract, ward off, stave off, repulse, obviate, hold at bay They discussed a plan to counter the effects of such a blockade.
2. retaliate, return, answer, reply, respond, come back, retort, hit back, rejoin, strike back The union countered with letters rebutting the company's claim.
retaliate accept, yield, surrender, give in, cave in (informal), take
adverb
1. opposite to, against, versus, conversely, in defiance of, at variance with, contrarily, contrariwise Their findings ran counter to all expectations.
opposite to parallel to, in accordance with, in agreement with
adjective
1. opposing, conflicting, opposed, contrasting, opposite, contrary, adverse, contradictory, obverse, against These charges and counter charges are being exchanged at an important time.
opposing similar, parallel

counter

adjectivenoun
That which is diametrically opposed to another:
verb
1. To return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one:
2. To place in opposition or be in opposition to:
Idioms: bump heads with, meet head-on, set at odds, set at someone's throat, trade blows.
Translations
طَاوِلَة بَيْععَدّاد، جِهاز العَدعَكْس، ضِدمنضَده، منصّـهيُخالِف، يعاكِس
čelitpřepážkaprotipultv rozporu
diskimødegåjetonmodsatmodsige
tiski
pult
búîarborîgegn, á mótispilapeningursvara; mæta
カウンター
카운터
darboties pretīdot pretsitienuletepretējā virzienāpretēji
okencetočilna miza
kontra
เคาน์เตอร์
quầy

counter

1 [ˈkaʊntəʳ]
A. N
1. [of shop] → mostrador m; [of canteen] → barra f; (= position in post office, bank) → ventanilla f
you can buy it over the counter (Med) → esto se compra sin receta médica
to buy under the countercomprar de estraperlo or bajo mano
see also over-the-counter
2. (in game) → ficha f
3. (Tech) → contador m
B. CPD counter staff Npersonal m de ventas

counter

2 [ˈkaʊntəʳ]
A. ADV counter tocontrario a, en contra de
to run counter toir en sentido contrario a, ser contrario a
B. VT [+ blow] → responder a, parar; [+ attack] → contestar a, hacer frente a
to counter sth with sth/by doing sthcontestar a algo con algo/haciendo algo
C. VI to counter withcontestar or responder con

counter

[ˈkaʊntər]
n
(in shop)comptoir m; (in post office, bank)guichet m
to buy sth under the counter (illegally)acheter qch sous le manteau, acheter qch en sous-main
to buy medicine over the counter (= without prescription) → acheter des médicaments en vente libre
(in game)jeton m
(= counterweight) → contrepoids m
a counter to sth → un contrepoids à qch
vt
(= counteract) [+ action, process] → contrer (= prevent) → prévenir
(= respond to) to counter sth with sth [+ action] → répondre à qch par qch; [+ words] → riposter à qch par qch
to counter sth by doing sth (verbally)répondre à qch en faisant qch
(= refute) [+ claim, statement] → s'opposer à
[+ blow] → parer
(= reply) → répliquer
to counter ... in reply → répliquer ...
vi (= rejoin) → répliquer
adv
to run counter to → aller à l'encontre de
to be counter to → être contraire à

counter

n
(in shop) → Ladentisch m, → Tresen m (N Ger); (in café) → Theke f; (in bank, post office) → Schalter m; to sell/buy something under/over the counteretw unter dem/über den Ladentisch verkaufen/bekommen; medicines which can be bought over the counterMedikamente, die man rezeptfrei bekommt; under-the-counter deals (fig)dunkle Geschäfte pl, → Schiebereien pl
(= small disc for games)Spielmarke f
(Tech) → Zähler m
(Sport, Fencing) → Parade f; (Boxing also) → Konter m
(= reply)Entgegnung f, → Erwiderung f, → Replik f (geh)
(= opposing force)Gegengewicht nt(to zu)
vt (= retaliate against)antworten auf (+acc), → kontern (also Sport); how dare you counter my orders! (= countermand)wie können Sie es wagen, meine Anweisungen or (Mil) → Befehle aufzuheben; to counter the lossden Verlust wettmachen or ausgleichen
vikontern (also Sport)
adv counter togegen (+acc); to go or run counter to somebody’s wishesjds Wünschen (dat)zuwiderlaufen; the results are counter to expectationsdie Ergebnisse widersprechen den Erwartungen

counter

:
counteract
vt (= make ineffective)neutralisieren; (= act in opposition to)entgegenwirken (+dat); diseasebekämpfen
counteraction
n (= making ineffective)Neutralisierung f; (= offsetting)Gegenwirkung f; (against disease) → Bekämpfung f
counteractive
adjentgegenwirkend, Gegen-; counter measuresGegenmaßnahmen pl
counterargument
nGegenargument nt
counterattack
nGegenangriff m; (esp Sport) → Konter m
vteinen Gegenangriff starten gegen; (= argue against)kontern, beantworten
counterattraction
nGegenattraktion f(to zu); (on TV etc) → Konkurrenzprogramm nt
counterbalance
nGegengewicht nt
counterblast
n (fig: = reaction) → heftige Gegenreaktion (→ to auf +acc)
countercharge
n
(Jur) → Gegenklage f
(Mil) → Gegenattacke f
countercheck
counterclaim
n (Jur) → Gegenanspruch m
counter clerk
n (in bank, booking office etc) → Angestellte(r) mfim Schalterdienst; (in post office etc) → Schalterbeamte(r) m/-beamtin f
counterclockwise
adj adv (US) = anticlockwise
counterculture
nGegenkultur f
counterespionage
nGegenspionage f, → Spionageabwehr f
counterexample
nGegenbeispiel nt

counter

:
counterinflationary
adj (Econ) → antiinflationär
counterinsurgency
nKampf mgegen Aufständische; counter measuresMaßnahmen plgegen Aufständische
counterinsurgent
nAntiguerillakämpfer(in) m(f)
counterintelligence
counterirritant
n (Med) → Gegenreizmittel nt
counterman
n (US, in restaurant) → Mann man der Theke

counter

:
countermarch (Mil)
nRückmarsch m
vizurückmarschieren
countermeasure
counteroffensive
n (Mil) → Gegenoffensive f
counteroffer
nGegenangebot nt
counterpane
nTagesdecke f
counterpart
n (= equivalent)Gegenüber nt; (= complement)Gegenstück nt, → Pendant nt
counterplot
nGegenanschlag m
vieinen Gegenanschlag planen
counterpoint
n (Mus, fig) → Kontrapunkt m
vt (fig)einen Kontrapunkt bilden zu
counterpoise
n
(= weight)Gegengewicht nt; (= force, fig) → Gegenkraft f
no pl (= equilibrium, fig) → Gleichgewicht nt; to be in counterim Gleichgewicht sein
vt (lit, fig)ausgleichen
counterproductive
adjunsinnig, widersinnig; criticism, measures, policiesdestruktiv, kontraproduktiv; that wouldn’t help us at all, in fact it would be counterdas würde uns nicht weiterbringen, sondern sogar das Gegenteil bewirken or es wäre sogar kontraproduktiv
Counter-Reformation
n (Hist) → Gegenreformation f
counter-revolution
counter-revolutionary
countershaft
n (Tech) → Vorgelegewelle f
countersign
n (Mil) → Parole f, → Kennwort nt
vt cheque etcgegenzeichnen
countersignature
nGegenunterschrift f
countersink
n (= tool)Versenker m, → Spitzsenker m
vt holesenken; screwversenken
counter staff
pl (in shop) → Verkäufer pl
counterstroke
nGegenschlag m
countersunk
adj screwSenk-
countertenor
n (Mus) → Kontratenor m
counterterrorism
nTerrorismusbekämpfung f
counterweight
nGegengewicht nt
counterwoman
n (US, in restaurant) → Frau fan der Theke

counter

1 [ˈkaʊntəʳ] n
a. (of shop, canteen) → banco, bancone m; (position, in post office, bank) → sportello
to buy under the counter (fig) → comperare sottobanco
b. (in game) → gettone m
c. (Tech) → contatore m

counter

2 [ˈkaʊntəʳ]
1. adv counter tocontrariamente a
to run counter to → andare contro a
2. vt to counter sth with sth/by doing sthrispondere a qc con qc/facendo qc
to counter an attack → rispondere ad un attacco
3. vi to counter withrispondere con; (words) → ribattere con

counter2

(ˈkauntə) adverb
(with to) in the opposite direction or manner to. The election is running counter to the forecasts.
verb
to meet or answer (a stroke or move etc by another). He successfully countered all criticisms.
counter-
against or opposite. counter-clockwise.

counter3

(ˈkauntə) noun
a kind of table or surface on which goods are laid. Can you get me some sweets from the confectionery counter?

counter

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count·er

n. contador;
n. conteo, recuento;
vt. contrarrestar.
References in classic literature ?
twilled' till it was cut off, gave the wrong change, and covered herself with confusion by asking for lavender ribbon at the calico counter.
Into the lunch room he stalked and deposited twenty cents upon the counter.
She sat herself upon a revolving stool before a counter that was comparatively deserted, trying to gather strength and courage to charge through an eager multitude that was besieging breastworks of shirting and figured lawn.
You have all the manifestations of a soft and rich treble; I can, by especial aid, carry a full tenor to the highest letter; but we lack counter and bass
What had been the counter or "bar" of the saloon, gorgeous in white and gold, now sawn in two and divided, was set up on opposite sides of the room as separate dressing-tables, decorated with huge bunches of azaleas, that hid the rough earthenware bowls, and gave each table the appearance of a vestal altar.
The old counter, shelves, and other fixtures of the little shop remained just as he had left them.
These pleadings, and the counter pleadings, being duly heard, the very learned judge in set terms decided, to wit, --That as for the boat, he awarded it to the plaintiffs, because they had merely abandoned it to save their lives; but that with regard to the controverted whale, harpoons, and line, they belonged to the defendants; the whale, because it was a Loose-Fish at the time of the final capture; and the harpoons and line because when the fish made off with them, it (the fish) acquired a property in those articles; and hence anybody who afterwards took the fish had a right to them.
So Jurgis drank a large glass of whisky, and then turned to the lunch counter, in obedience to the other's suggestion.
For some singular reason, an impression seemed to reign among the servants generally that Missis would not be particularly disobliged by delay; and it was wonderful what a number of counter accidents occurred constantly, to retard the course of things.
They went in; and while the sleek, welltied parcels of "Men's Beavers" and "York Tan" were bringing down and displaying on the counter, he said"But I beg your pardon, Miss Woodhouse, you were speaking to me, you were saying something at the very moment of this burst of my amor patriae.
All that could be done was, to sit down at that end of the counter which seemed to promise the quickest succession; one gentleman only was standing there, and it is probable that Elinor was not without hope of exciting his politeness to a quicker despatch.
At last, having held a document before her glasses for nearly five minutes, she presented it across the counter, accompanying the act by another inquisitive and mistrustful glance--it was for J.