Associations to the word «Counter»

Wiktionary

COUNTER, noun. An object (now especially a small disc) used in counting or keeping count, or as a marker in games, etc.
COUNTER, noun. (curling) Any stone lying closer to the center than any of the opponent's stones.
COUNTER, noun. A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a shop tabletop on which goods are examined, weighed or measured.
COUNTER, noun. One who counts, or reckons up; a reckoner.
COUNTER, noun. A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
COUNTER, noun. (historical) The prison attached to a city court; a Counter.
COUNTER, noun. (grammar) A class of word used along with numbers to count objects and events, typically mass nouns. Although rare and optional in English (e.g. "20 head of cattle"), they are numerous and required in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
COUNTER, noun. In a kitchen, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, whereon various food preparations take place.
COUNTER, noun. In a bathroom, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, which holds the washbasin.
COUNTER, noun. (wrestling) A proactive defensive hold or move in reaction to a hold or move by one's opponent.
COUNTER, noun. (computing) (programming) A variable, memory location, etc. whose contents are incremented to keep a count.
COUNTER, noun. (computing) (Internet) A hit counter.
COUNTER, adverb. Contrary, in opposition; in an opposite direction.
COUNTER, noun. (nautical) The overhanging stern of a vessel above the waterline.
COUNTER, noun. (by extension) The piece of a shoe or a boot around the heel of the foot (above the heel of the shoe/boot).
COUNTER, verb. To contradict, oppose.
COUNTER, verb. (boxing) To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
COUNTER, verb. To take action in response to; to respond.
COUNTER, adjective. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic.
COUNTER, adverb. In opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise.
COUNTER, adverb. In the wrong way; contrary to the right course.
COUNTER, adverb. At or against the front or face.
COUNTER, noun. (obsolete) An encounter.
COUNTER, noun. (nautical) The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern, below and somewhat forward of the stern proper.
COUNTER, noun. (music) Alternative form of contra Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to countertenor.
COUNTER, noun. The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.
COUNTER, noun. The back leather or heel part of a boot.
COUNTER BATTEN, noun. (roofing) vertical wood strips installed on sloped roofs over which horizontal battens are secured. The primary roof covering is attached or secured to these horizontal battens.
COUNTER CHECK, noun. A check (draft) that is printed ex tempore, as for an accountholder who has no printed checks available to him.
COUNTER CHECKS, noun. Plural of counter check
COUNTER CLOCKWISE, adverb. Alternative form of counterclockwise
COUNTER CLOCKWISE, adjective. Alternative form of counter-clockwise
COUNTER CULTURE, noun. Alternative spelling of counterculture
COUNTER INTELLIGENCE, noun. Alternative spelling of counterintelligence
COUNTER STRATEGY, noun. Alternative spelling of counterstrategy
COUNTER TENOR, noun. Alternative form of countertenor
COUNTER TENORS, noun. Plural of counter tenor

Dictionary definition

COUNTER, noun. Table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted.
COUNTER, noun. 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.
COUNTER, noun. A calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens.
COUNTER, noun. A piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers.
COUNTER, noun. A person who counts things.
COUNTER, noun. A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher".
COUNTER, noun. (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers).
COUNTER, noun. 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".
COUNTER, noun. A return punch (especially by a boxer).
COUNTER, verb. Speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments".
COUNTER, verb. Act in advance of; deal with ahead of time.
COUNTER, adverb. In the opposite direction; "run counter".
COUNTER, adjective. Indicating opposition or resistance.

Wise words

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
Benjamin Franklin