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counter meaning and definition

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Definition of counter (noun)

  1. table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  2. 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. a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
  4. a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
  5. a person who counts things
  6. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  7. (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)
  8. 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"
    • synonyms: heel counter
  9. a return punch (especially by a boxer)


Definition of counter (verb)

  1. speak in response
    • "He countered with some very persuasive arguments"
  2. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

COUNTER adjective

Definition of counter (adjective)

  1. indicating opposition or resistance

COUNTER adverb

Definition of counter (adverb)

  1. in the opposite direction
    • "run counter"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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