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  11  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counter  \Coun"ter\,  n. 
 
  {Over  the  counter}  (Stock  Exchanges),  in  an  office;  --  said 
  of  business  so  done  as  distinguished  from  that  done  at  an 
  exchange.  [Cant]  Counterglow  \Coun"ter*glow`\,  n. 
  (Astron.) 
  An  exceedingly  faint  roundish  or  somewhat  oblong  nebulous 
  light  near  the  ecliptic  and  opposite  the  sun,  best  seen 
  during  September  and  October,  when  in  the  constellations 
  Sagittarius  and  Pisces.  Its  cause  is  not  yet  understood. 
  Called  also  {Gegenschein}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Speed  counter  \Speed  counter\  (Mach.) 
  A  device  for  automatically  counting  the  revolutions  or 
  pulsations  of  an  engine  or  other  machine;  --  called  also 
  simply  {counter}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counter  \Coun"ter\  (koun"t?r-). 
 
  Note:  [See  {Counter},  adv  ] 
  A  prefix  meaning  contrary,  opposite,  in  opposition;  as 
  counteract,  counterbalance,  countercheck.  See  {Counter},  adv 
  &  a. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counter  \Count"er\  (koun"t?r),  n.  [OE.  countere,  countour,  a 
  counter  (in  sense  1),  OF  contere  conteor  fr  conter  to 
  count  See  {Count},  v.  t.  ] 
  1.  One  who  counts,  or  reckons  up  a  calculator;  a  reckoner. 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  metal,  ivory,  wood,  or  bone,  used  in  reckoning, 
  in  keeping  account  of  games,  etc 
 
  The  old  gods  of  our  own  race  whose  names  .  .  .  serve 
  as  counters  reckon  the  days  of  the  week.  --E.  B. 
  Tylor. 
 
  What  comes  the  wool  to?  .  .  .  I  can  not  do  it 
  without  counters.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Money;  coin;  --  used  in  contempt.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  lock  such  rascal  counters  from  his  friends. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  prison;  either  of  two  prisons  formerly  in  London. 
 
  Anne  Aysavugh  .  .  .  imprisoned  in  the  Counter. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  5.  A  telltale;  a  contrivance  attached  to  an  engine,  printing 
  press,  or  other  machine,  for  the  purpose  of  counting  the 
  revolutions  or  the  pulsations.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counter  \Coun"ter\,  a. 
  Contrary;  opposite;  contrasted;  opposed;  adverse; 
  antagonistic;  as  a  counter  current;  a  counter  revolution;  a 
  counter  poison;  a  counter  agent;  counter  fugue.  ``Innumerable 
  facts  attesting  the  counter  principle.''  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  {Counter  approach}  (Fort.),  a  trench  or  work  pushed  forward 
  from  defensive  works  to  meet  the  approaches  of  besiegers. 
  See  {Approach}. 
 
  {Counter  bond}  (Law),  in  old  practice,  a  bond  to  secure  one 
  who  has  given  bond  for  another. 
 
  {Counter  brace}.  See  {Counter  brace},  in  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Counter  deed}  (Law),  a  secret  writing  which  destroys, 
  invalidates,  or  alters,  a  public  deed. 
 
  {Counter  distinction},  contradistinction.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Counter  drain},  a  drain  at  the  foot  of  the  embankment  of  a 
  canal  or  watercourse,  for  carrying  off  the  water  that  may 
  soak  through 
 
  {Counter  extension}  (Surg.),  the  fixation  of  the  upper  part 
  of  a  limb,  while  extension  is  practiced  on  the  lower  part 
  as  in  cases  of  luxation  or  fracture. 
 
  {Counter  fissure}  (Surg.)  Same  as  {Contrafissure}. 
 
  {Counter  indication}.  (Med.)  Same  as  {Contraindication}. 
 
  {Counter  irritant}  (Med.),  an  irritant  to  produce  a  blister, 
  a  pustular  eruption,  or  other  irritation  in  some  part  of 
  the  body,  in  order  to  relieve  an  existing  irritation  in 
  some  other  part  ``Counter  irritants  are  of  as  great  use 
  in  moral  as  in  physical  diseases.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Counter  irritation}  (Med.),  the  act  or  the  result  of 
  applying  a  counter  irritant. 
 
  {Counter  opening},  an  aperture  or  vent  on  the  opposite  side 
  or  in  a  different  place 
 
  {Counter  parole}  (Mil.),  a  word  in  addition  to  the  password, 
  given  in  time  of  alarm  as  a  signal. 
 
  {Counter  plea}  (Law),  a  replication  to  a  plea.  --Cowell. 
 
  {Counter  pressure},  force  or  pressure  that  acts  in  a  contrary 
  direction  to  some  other  opposing  pressure. 
 
  {Counter  project},  a  project,  scheme,  or  proposal  brought 
  forward  in  opposition  to  another,  as  in  the  negotiation  of 
  a  treaty.  --Swift. 
 
  {Counter  proof},  in  engraving,  a  print  taken  off  from  another 
  just  printed,  which  by  being  passed  through  the  press, 
  gives  a  copy  in  reverse,  and  of  course  in  the  same 
  position  as  that  of  plate  from  which  the  first  was 
  printed,  the  object  being  to  enable  the  engraver  to 
  inspect  the  state  of  the  plate. 
 
  {Counter  revolution},  a  revolution  opposed  to  a  former  one 
  and  restoring  a  former  state  of  things 
 
  {Counter  revolutionist},  one  engaged  in  or  befriending,  a 
  counter  revolution. 
 
  {Counter  round}  (Mil.),  a  body  of  officers  whose  duty  it  is 
  to  visit  and  inspect  the  rounds  and  sentinels. 
 
  {Counter  sea}  (Naut.),  a  sea  running  in  an  opposite  direction 
  from  the  wind. 
 
  {Counter  sense},  opposite  meaning. 
 
  {Counter  signal},  a  signal  to  answer  or  correspond  to 
  another. 
 
  {Counter  signature},  the  name  of  a  secretary  or  other  officer 
  countersigned  to  a  writing.  --Tooke. 
 
  {Counter  slope},  an  overhanging  slope;  as  a  wall  with  a 
  counter  slope.  --Mahan. 
 
  {Counter  statement},  a  statement  made  in  opposition  to  or 
  denial  of  another  statement. 
 
  {Counter  surety},  a  counter  bond,  or  a  surety  to  secure  one 
  who  has  given  security. 
 
  {Counter  tally},  a  tally  corresponding  to  another. 
 
  {Counter  tide},  contrary  tide. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counter  \Coun"ter\,  n.  [OE.  countour,  OF  contouer,  comptouer 
  F.  comptoir  LL  computatorium  prop.,  a  computing  place 
  place  of  accounts,  fr  L.  computare  See  {Count},  v.  t.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counter  \Coun"ter\,  adv  [F.  contre,  fr  L.  contra  against.  Cf 
  {Contra-}.] 
  1.  Contrary;  in  opposition;  in  an  opposite  direction; 
  contrariwise;  --  used  chiefly  with  run  or  go 
 
  Running  counter  to  all  the  rules  of  virtue.  --Locks. 
 
  2.  In  the  wrong  way  contrary  to  the  right  course;  as  a 
  hound  that  runs  counter. 
 
  This  is  counter,  you  false  Danish  dogs!  --Shak. 
 
  3.  At  or  against  the  front  or  face.  [R.] 
 
  Which  [darts]  they  never  throw  counter,  but  at  the 
  back  of  the  flier.  --Sandys. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counter  \Coun"ter\,  v.  i.  (Boxing) 
  To  return  a  blow  while  receiving  one  as  in  boxing. 
 
  His  left  hand  countered  provokingly.  --C.  Kingsley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counter  \Coun"ter\,  n.  [See  {Counter},  adv.,  {Contra}.] 
  1.  (Naut.)  The  after  part  of  a  vessel's  body,  from  the  water 
  line  to  the  stern,  --  below  and  somewhat  forward  of  the 
  stern  proper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counter  \Coun"ter\  (koun"t?r),  n. 
  An  encounter.  [Obs.] 
 
  With  kindly  counter  under  mimic  shade.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  counter 
  adj  :  indicating  opposition  or  resistance  [syn:  {antagonistic}] 
  n  1:  horizontal  surface  over  which  business  is  transacted 
  2:  used  in  various  card  or  board  games 
  3:  a  calculator  that  keeps  a  record  of  the  number  of  times 
  something  happens  [syn:  {tabulator}] 
  4:  stands  at  the  side  of  a  dining  room  has  shelves  and  drawers 
  [syn:  {buffet},  {sideboard}] 
  5:  the  part  that  fits  the  heel  [syn:  {heel}] 
  6:  piece  of  leather  forming  the  back  of  a  shoe  or  boot 
  7:  a  return  punch  [syn:  {counterpunch},  {parry}] 
  adv  :  in  the  opposite  direction;  "run  counter" 
  v  1:  speak  in  response;  "He  countered  with  some  very  persuasive 
  arguments" 
  2:  act  in  advance  of  deal  with  ahead  of  time  [syn:  {anticipate}, 
  {foresee},  {forestall}] 




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