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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counterfeit  \Coun"ter*feit\  (koun"t?r-f?t),  a.  [F.  contrefait 
  p.  p.  of  contrefaire  to  counterfeit;  contre  (L.  contra)  + 
  faire  to  make  fr  L.  facere  See  {Counter},  adv.,  and 
  {Fact}.] 
  1.  Representing  by  imitation  or  likeness;  having  a 
  resemblance  to  something  else;  portrayed. 
 
  Look  here  upon  this  picture,  and  on  this-  The 
  counterfeit  presentment  of  two  brothers.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Fabricated  in  imitation  of  something  else,  with  a  view  to 
  defraud  by  passing  the  false  copy  for  genuine  or  original; 
  as  counterfeit  antiques;  counterfeit  coin.  ``No 
  counterfeit  gem.''  --Robinson  (More's  Utopia). 
 
  3.  Assuming  the  appearance  of  something  false;  spurious; 
  deceitful;  hypocritical;  as  a  counterfeit  philanthropist. 
  ``An  arrant  counterfeit  rascal.''  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Forged;  fictitious;  spurious;  false. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counterfeit  \Coun"ter*feit\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Counterfeited};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Counterfeiting}.] 
  1.  To  imitate,  or  put  on  a  semblance  of  to  mimic;  as  to 
  counterfeit  the  voice  of  another  person. 
 
  Full  well  they  laughed  with  counterfeited  glee  At 
  all  his  jokes,  for  many  a  joke  had  he  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  To  imitate  with  a  view  to  deceiving,  by  passing  the  copy 
  for  that  which  is  original  or  genuine;  to  forge;  as  to 
  counterfeit  the  signature  of  another,  coins,  notes,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counterfeit  \Coun"ter*feit\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  resembles  or  is  like  another  thing  a  likeness; 
  a  portrait;  a  counterpart. 
 
  Thou  drawest  a  counterfeit  Best  in  all  Athens. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Even  Nature's  self  envied  the  same  And  grudged  to 
  see  the  counterfeit  should  shame  The  thing  itself 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  made  in  imitation  of  something  with  a  view 
  to  deceive  by  passing  the  false  for  the  true;  as  the  bank 
  note  was  a  counterfeit. 
 
  Never  call  a  true  piece  of  gold  a  counterfeit. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Some  of  these  counterfeits  are  fabricated  with  such 
  exquisite  taste  and  skill,  that  it  is  the 
  achievement  of  criticism  to  distinguish  them  from 
  originals.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  One  who  pretends  to  be  what  he  is  not  one  who  personates 
  another;  an  impostor;  a  cheat. 
 
  I  fear  thou  art  another  counterfeit;  And  yet  in 
  faith,  thou  bear'st  thee  like  a  king.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counterfeit  \Coun"ter*feit\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  carry  on  a  deception;  to  dissemble;  to  feign;  to 
  pretend. 
 
  The  knave  counterfeits  well  a  good  knave.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  make  counterfeits. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  counterfeit 
  adj  :  not  genuine;  imitating  something  superior;  "counterfeit 
  emotion";  "counterfeit  money";  "counterfeit  works  of 
  art";  "a  counterfeit  prince"  [syn:  {imitative}]  [ant:  {genuine}] 
  n  :  a  copy  that  is  presented  as  the  original  [syn:  {imitation}, 
  {forgery}] 
  v  :  make  a  copy  of  with  the  intent  to  deceive  [syn:  {forge},  {fake}] 




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