Definitions of counter

  1. In boxing, to give a return blow while trying to escape a blow.
  2. speak in response; " He countered with some very persuasive arguments"
  3. Contrary; opposite; as, counteract, counterpart.
  4. a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
  5. a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe
  6. game equipment used in various card or board games
  7. An encounter.
  8. One who, or that which, reckons or serves to keep an account; a shop table; as, the counter in a store; a blow given in trying to ward off a blow; the leather that strengthens the heel of a shoe.
  9. He who or that which counts: that which indicates a number: a piece of metal, etc., used in reckoning: a table on which money is counted or goods laid.
  10. One who counts; piece of metal, & c., used in counting; a shop table.
  11. One who counts; a counting- machine; a piece of wood, ivory, etc., used in counting.
  12. A table on which to count money or expose goods for sale.
  13. An opposite; a parry; return blow.
  14. The portion of a shoe that surrounds the heel.
  15. A piece of metal, & c., used as means of reckoning; a table or board on which money is counted or goods laid; one who or that which counts.
  16. An arch or vault whose upper part is terminated by the bottom of the stern; an under part which serves as a contrast to the principal parts; counter- tenor. Counter of a horse, that part which lies between the shoulder and under the neck.
  17. One who; that which is used in reckoning numbers; a table on which money is counted or goods laid; an imitation of a piece of money.
  18. See count, to number.
  19. In music, the part immediately below the treble- formerly an under part serving as a contrast to a principal part.
  20. in the opposite direction; " run counter"
  21. Contrary; adverse; in an opposite direction; as, to go counter to advice: pr efix, contrary; opposite; as, counter- evidence, evidence opposing other evidence.
  22. Against: in opposition.
  23. Contrary; reversely.
  24. Contrary; in opposition; the wrong way; another form of prefix contra, opposition or contrariety.
  25. a person who counts things
  26. A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition; as, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck. See Counter, adv. & amp; a.
  27. One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner.
  28. A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc.
  29. Money; coin; -- used in contempt.
  30. A prison; either of two prisons formerly in London.
  31. A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
  32. A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a long, narrow table or bench, on which goods are laid for examination by purchasers, or on which they are weighed or measured.
  33. Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise; -- used chiefly with run or go.
  34. In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter.
  35. At or against the front or face.
  36. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue.
  37. The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern, -- below and somewhat forward of the stern proper.
  38. Same as Contra. Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to counter tenor.
  39. The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.
  40. The back leather or heel part of a boot.
  41. To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
  42. Contrary: opposite.
  43. In opposition.
  44. Contrary; opposing.
  45. Opposite; contrary; in opposition; contrariwise.
  46. A prefix, expressing opposition.