counter: Meaning and Definition of
- a table or display case on which goods can be shown, business transacted, etc.
- (in restaurants, luncheonettes, etc.) a long, narrow table with stools or chairs along one side for the patrons, behind which refreshments or meals are prepared and served.
- a surface for the preparation of food in a kitchen, esp. on a low cabinet.
- anything used in keeping account, as a disk of metal or wood, used in some games, as checkers, for marking a player's position or for keeping score.
- an imitation coin or token.
- a coin; money.
- (of the sale of stock) through a broker's office rather than through the stock exchange.
- (of the sale of merchandise) through a retail store rather than through a wholesaler.
- in a clandestine manner, esp. illegally: books sold under the counter.
- a person who counts.
- a device for counting revolutions of a wheel, items produced, etc.
- a storage register or program variable used to tally how often something of interest occurs.
- scaler (def. 2).
- any of various instruments for detecting ionizing radiation and for registering counts. Cf. Geiger counter.
- in the wrong way; contrary to the right course; in the reverse or opposite direction.
- contrary; in opposition (usually prec. by run or go): to run counter to the rules.
- opposite; opposed; contrary.
- something that is opposite or contrary to something else.
- a blow delivered in receiving or parrying another blow, as in boxing.
- a statement or action made to refute, oppose, or nullify another statement or action.
- a circular parry.
- a piece of leather or other material inserted between the lining and outside leather of a shoe or boot quarter to keep it stiff.
- the part of a stern that overhangs and projects aft of the sternpost of a vessel.
- Also calledany part of the face of a type that is less than type-high and is therefore not inked.
- a truss member subject to stress only under certain partial loadings of the truss.
- the part of a horse's breast that lies between the shoulders and under the neck.
- to go counter to; oppose; controvert.
- to meet or answer (a move, blow, etc.) by another in return.
- to make a counter or opposing move.
- to give a blow while receiving or parrying one, as in boxing.
- to encounter in opposition or combat.
- a combining form ofused with the meanings “against,” “contrary,” “opposite,” “in opposition or response to” (countermand); “complementary,” “in reciprocation,” “corresponding,” “parallel” (counterfoil; counterbalance); “substitute,” “duplicate” (counterfeit).
- counter (Thesaurus)