counter has definitions from the fields of sport,boxing,housing,business,clothing,games,computer science
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[ noun ] (business) table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

Used in print

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Then he spread_out the last list on the counter .

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[ adjective ] indicating opposition or resistance

Synonyms

antagonistic

Used in print

("Editorials"...)

And now , of_course , the hue_and_cry for counter escalation is being raised on our side .

Related terms

negative

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[ verb ] speak in response

Examples

"He countered with some very persuasive arguments"

Used in print

(Richard Sanders Allen, "When Fogg Flew the Mail"...)

`` But Fogg '' , they countered , `` we can n't get_over there .

(The American-German Review,...)

`` It is easy for you to talk '' ; countered a twenty year old law_student , `` you travel around the world .

Related terms

answer rejoinder

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[ noun ] a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

Synonyms

tabulator

Used in print

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

Commonly used electronic_devices which are found in practically every hospital are closed-circuit TV and audio_systems for internal paging and instruction , along with radiation counters , timers , and similar devices .

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[ noun ] (housing) a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

Synonyms

buffet sideboard

Used in print

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

Standing in the shelter of the tent - a rejected hospital tent on which the rain now dripped , no_longer drumming - Adam watched his own hands touch the objects on the improvised counter of boards laid across two beef barrels .

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[ noun ] (games) game equipment used in various card or board games

Used in print

(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)

We must avoid the notion , suggested to some people by examples such_as those just mentioned , that ideas are `` units '' in_some_way comparable_to coins or counters that can be passed intact from one group of people to another or even , for_that_matter , from one individual to another .

Related terms

game_equipment chip count

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[ adverb ] in the opposite direction

Examples

"run counter"

Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

Demagogues of this sort found communist bogeys lurking behind any new idea that would run counter to stereotyped notions .

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[ verb ] act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

Used in print

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

Have you actually checked_out ( not just mentally tested ) different selling approaches designed to counter the price competition problem ?

Related terms

act obviation

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[ noun ] (clothing) piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot

Related terms

piece_of_leather shoe boot

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

Related terms

register computer_science

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[ noun ] a person who counts things

Related terms

person count

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

Examples

"it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

Related terms

reply sass retort return

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[ noun ] (clothing) the piece of leather that fits the heel

Synonyms

heel

Related terms

piece_of_leather shoe

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24796
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[ noun ] (sport,boxing) a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Synonyms

parry counterpunch

Related terms

punch parry

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