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Definition 1: a return punch (especially by a boxer) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for counter in the sense of this definition

(counter is a kind of ...) (boxing) a blow with the fist

"I gave him a clout on his nose"

Definition 2: table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted - [noun denoting artifact]

(counter is a kind of ...) a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs

"it was a sturdy table"

(... is a kind of counter ) a counter where you can obtain food or drink

"he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"

(... is a kind of counter ) a counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases

(... is a kind of counter ) counter where meats are displayed for sale

(... is a kind of counter ) counter where notions are sold

(... is a kind of counter ) a counter (as in a hotel) where guests are received

(counter is a part of ...) the top side of a counter

Definition 3: a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for counter in the sense of this definition

(counter is a kind of ...) a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations; can be mechanical or electronic

(... is a kind of counter ) an electronic counter that counts the number of electric pulses

Definition 4: a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where counter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a counter may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and to give support to the foot

Synonyms for counter in the sense of this definition

(counter is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of leather

(... is part of counter) footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg

(... is part of counter) 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

Definition 5: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

(counter is a kind of ...) equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

(... is a kind of counter ) a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling

Definition 6: a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for counter in the sense of this definition

(counter is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of counter ) a kind of sideboard or buffet

(... is a kind of counter ) sideboard with compartments for holding bottles

(counter is a part of ...) a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out

(counter is a part of ...) a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects

(... is part of counter) a room used for dining

Definition 7: (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers) - [noun denoting artifact]

(counter is a kind of ...) (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

(counter belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 8: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where counter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

Synonyms for counter in the sense of this definition

(counter is a kind of ...) the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

"he growled his reply"

(... is a kind of counter ) an impudent or insolent rejoinder

"don't give me any of your sass"

Definition 9: a person who counts things - [noun denoting person]

(counter is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 10: speak in response - [verb of communication]

Samples where counter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He countered with some very persuasive arguments

(counter is a kind of ...) react verbally

"She didn't want to answer" "answer the question" "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

Synonyms for counter in the sense of this definition

(counter is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 12: in the opposite direction - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where counter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • run counter

Definition 13: indicating opposition or resistance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for counter in the sense of this definition

(counter is similar to ...) 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"

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