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English adjective: counter

1. counter indicating opposition or resistance


Synonymsantagonistic


Similarnegative


Antonymspositive, neutral


English noun: counter

1. counter (artifact) table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted


Broader (hypernym)table


Narrower (hyponym)bar, checkout, checkout counter, meat counter, notions counter, reception desk


Part holonymcountertop

2. counter (artifact) 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


Broader (hypernym)game equipment


Narrower (hyponym)chip, poker chip

3. counter (artifact) a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens


Synonymstabulator


Broader (hypernym)calculating machine, calculator


Narrower (hyponym)pulse counter

4. counter (artifact) a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers


Synonymsbuffet, sideboard


Broader (hypernym)article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture


Narrower (hyponym)cellaret, credence, credenza, minibar


Part holonymdrawer, shelf


Part meronymdining room, dining-room

5. counter (person) a person who counts things


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

6. counter (communication) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)


SamplesIt brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher.


Synonymscomeback, rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte


Broader (hypernym)reply, response


Narrower (hyponym)back talk, backtalk, lip, mouth, sass, sassing

7. counter (artifact) (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)


Broader (hypernym)register


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

8. counter (artifact) a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot


SamplesA counter may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and to give support to the foot.


Synonymsheel counter


Broader (hypernym)piece of leather


Part meronymboot, shoe

9. counter (act) a return punch (especially by a boxer)


Synonymscounterpunch, parry


Broader (hypernym)biff, clout, lick, poke, punch, slug


English adverb: counter

1. counter in the opposite direction


SamplesRun counter.


English verb: counter

1. counter (communication) speak in response


SamplesHe countered with some very persuasive arguments.


ExamplesThey counter that there was a traffic accident


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)answer, reply, respond

2. counter (social) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time


Synonymsanticipate, foresee, forestall


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move









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