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Definition of Counter

  • One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner.
  • A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc.
  • A prison; either of two prisons formerly in London.
  • A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
  • 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.
  • Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise; -- used chiefly with run or go.
  • In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter.
  • At or against the front or face.
  • Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue.
  • The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern, -- below and somewhat forward of the stern proper.
  • 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.
  • The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.
  • The back leather or heel part of a boot.
  • To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
  • a return punch (especially by a boxer)
  • a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
  • table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
  • a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot
  • 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
  • (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)
  • a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • a person who counts things
  • speak in response
  • act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  • in the opposite direction

How to use counter in a sentence. Counter pronunciation.

An Amorous Spark having observed a very fine Woman sitting in a _Goldsmiths_ Shop behind the Counter, was so much taken with her, that nothing wou'd serve him but enjoying her; which yet he was altogether at a Loss how to accomplish, having no manner of Acquaintance either with her or her Husband.
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A Christian evangelist, whose work has been most singularly blessed, related this incident, how once in the days of his folly and sin, while as yet his course of life ran counter to the fondest wishes and prayers of his mother's heart, he one day asked her the strange question, whether she really believed that he ever would be converted to God.
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They faced to the person behind the counter.
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If she entered a shop to make purchases, the young women at the counter seemed to smile superiority.
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Nancy accepted a paper without thinking about it, and went through the swing doors held open for her by a stripling in buttons; she approached a young woman at the nearest counter, and in a low voice asked whether Miss. French was on the premises.
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Chum was making himself very small and black in the shadow of the counter.
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The clerk leant over the counter and managed to see him.
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But you must understand that it ran directly counter to _Ezra Sheppard's_ ideal of the simple God-fearing life.
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We staid about this business at the office till ten at night, and at last did send him with a constable to the Counter; and did give warrants for the seizing of a complice of his, one Blinkinsopp.
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As he sat looking at her, he seemed to understand, as he had never understood before, that if he married her all that had happened in the years back would happen again-more children scrambling about the counter, with a shopman (himself) by the dusty window putting his pen behind his ear, just as his father did when he came forward to serve some country woman with half a pound of tea or a hank of onions.
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She was a shop-assistant, but standing behind the counter gave her varicose veins; and she went to Dublin as nursery-governess.
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I was interested in myself, in my own soul, and I did not want to accept something that was outside of myself, such as the life of a shopman behind a counter, or that of a clerk of the petty sessions, or the habit of a policeman.
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The store counter was made by putting a board across two boxes and they took turns being the storekeeper.
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And when I have paid for the policeman who protects me and, if I live in a country where conscription is in force, served in the army which guards my house and land from the invader, I am quits with society: for the rest I counter its might with my wiliness.
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He looked at the patronne sitting behind the counter, and his eye dwelt on a red feather one of the diners wore in her hat.
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He ran out his books upon a line directly counter to the literary current of the day, and, naturally enough, the critical billow broke over him.
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They walked to the counter piled with little paper bags, and each simultaneously produced a shilling and pressed it upon the young lady, who did not know whether to oblige the lady or the gentleman, but decided, from conventional reasons, that it was the part of the gentleman to pay.
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She knew from past discussions that the only way to counter her brother's indolence and indifference was to shoot her statements at him in a compressed form once finally upon leaving the room.
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They received the proclamation defiantly, and the governor issued a counter one.
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Through this he saw a kind-looking round-faced woman, who stood behind the counter knitting.
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Examples of Counter

Example #1
How a Gentleman that fell in Love with another Mans Wife, through the Advice of a Bawd enjoy'd her, and upon what Terms, and what happen'd thereupon.
Example #2
And accordingly took an opportunity to buy a Silver _Snush-Box_; and having before bought some fine French Walnuts, he presented his Mistress with some, and by cracking of them, had an opportunity to tarry longer in the Shop, and gaze more on that Beauty which had already overcome him.
Example #3
All these requests were most fully and graciously answered.
Example #4
That God would preserve Elizabeth; with many tears, desiring God to make her a comfort to this comfortless realm of England.
Example #5
Nancy exchanged a glance with her companion and smiled.
Example #6
Two loudly-dressed women were at the same time searching the shelves.