1. [ noun ] (business) table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
Related terms: table bar checkout notions_counter reception_desk meat_counter countertop
2. [ adjective ] indicating opposition or resistance
Synonyms: antagonistic
Related terms: negative
3. [ verb ] speak in response

"He countered with some very persuasive arguments"

Related terms: answer rejoinder
4. [ noun ] a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
Synonyms: tabulator
Related terms: calculator pulse_counter count
5. [ noun ] (housing) a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
Synonyms: buffet sideboard
Related terms: furniture credenza minibar shelf drawer
6. [ noun ] (games) game equipment used in various card or board games
Related terms: game_equipment chip count
7. [ adverb ] in the opposite direction

"run counter"

8. [ verb ] act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
Synonyms: anticipate foresee forestall
Related terms: act obviation
9. [ noun ] (clothing) piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot
Related terms: piece_of_leather shoe boot
10. [ noun ] (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)
Related terms: register computer_science
11. [ noun ] a person who counts things
Related terms: person count
12. [ noun ] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
Synonyms: comeback retort riposte return replication rejoinder

"it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

Related terms: reply sass retort return
13. [ noun ] (clothing) the piece of leather that fits the heel
Synonyms: heel
Related terms: piece_of_leather shoe
14. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24796
15. [ noun ] (sport,boxing) a return punch (especially by a boxer)
Synonyms: parry counterpunch
Related terms: punch parry
Similar spelling:   countertop