a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
a return punch (especially by a boxer)
table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot
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
(computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)
a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
a person who counts things
A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition; as, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck. see counter, adv. & a.
One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner.
A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc.
A prison; either of two prisons formerly in london.
A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
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.
Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise;
In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter.
At or against the front or face.
Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue.
The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern,
Same as contra. formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to counter tenor.
The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.
The back leather or heel part of a boot.
To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.