Dictionary Results for counter


1. counter - noun

· table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

Hypernym(s): table




2. 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

Hypernym(s): game_equipment




3. counter - noun

· a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

Synonym(s): tabulator

Hypernym(s): calculator, calculating_machine




4. counter - noun

· a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

Synonym(s): buffet, sideboard

Hypernym(s): furniture, piece_of_furniture, article_of_furniture




5. counter - noun

· a person who counts things

Hypernym(s): person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul




6. counter - noun

· a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

Synonym(s): rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback

Hypernym(s): reply, response




7. counter - noun

· (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

Hypernym(s): register




8. 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"

Synonym(s): heel_counter

Hypernym(s): piece_of_leather




9. counter - noun

· a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Synonym(s): counterpunch, parry

Hypernym(s): punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug




10. counter - verb

· speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments"

Hypernym(s): answer, reply, respond




11. counter - verb

· act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

Synonym(s): anticipate, foresee, forestall

Hypernym(s): act, move




12. counter - adjective

· indicating opposition or resistance

Synonym(s): antagonistic




13. counter - adverb

· in the opposite direction; "run counter"





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