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1. counter

noun. ['ˈkaʊntɝ'] table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted.

Synonyms

  • reception desk
  • notions counter
  • countertop
  • bar
  • checkout
  • meat counter
  • checkout counter

Antonyms

  • proliferation
  • free
  • allow
  • permit

Etymology

  • contre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contra (Latin)
  • countour (Anglo-Norman)
  • conteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Counter

  • alcantar
  • antar
  • bainter
  • banter
  • benter
  • blunter
  • canter
  • cantor
  • carpenter
  • center
  • centerre
  • centre
  • commenter
  • covenanter
  • dewinter
  • dewinter
  • discounter
  • dissenter
  • enchanter
  • encounter

How do you pronounce counter?

Pronounce counter as ˈkaʊntər.

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Sentences with counter


1. Adjective, comparative
Push the bulb in, turn it counter clockwise and pull it free from the socket.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Like the counter itself, stools are measured from the floor to the top of the seat.

Quotes about counter


1. The success that Americans are said to worship is success of a specific sort: accomplished not through hard work, primarily, but through the ingenious angle, the big break. Sit down at a lunch counter, stand back up a star. Invest in a new issue and watch it soar. Split a single atom, win a war.
- Walter Kirn

2. Fine! I'll throw on some clothes. Turn around. I'm in my pj's""I'm a guy. That's like asking a kid not to glance at the candy counter.
- Becca Fitzpatrick, Silence

3. Mad Eye' Moody on the Avada Kedavra curse: "Not nice,"he said calmly. "Not pleasant. And there's no counter curse. There's no blocking it. Only one known person has ever survived it, and he's sitting right in front of me.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2. counter-drill

verb. drill in an opposite direction.

Synonyms

  • drill

3. counter

adjective. ['ˈkaʊntɝ'] indicating opposition or resistance.

Synonyms

  • negative

Antonyms

  • positive
  • close up

Etymology

  • contre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contra (Latin)
  • countour (Anglo-Norman)
  • conteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. counter

verb. ['ˈkaʊntɝ'] speak in response.

Synonyms

  • reply
  • answer

Antonyms

  • fat person
  • pessimist
  • religious person

Etymology

  • contre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contra (Latin)
  • countour (Anglo-Norman)
  • conteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. counter

noun. ['ˈkaʊntɝ'] 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.

Synonyms

  • poker chip
  • game equipment

Antonyms

  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert

Etymology

  • contre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contra (Latin)
  • countour (Anglo-Norman)
  • conteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. counter

noun. ['ˈkaʊntɝ'] a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers.

Synonyms

  • cellaret
  • credenza
  • dining room
  • drawer
  • minibar
  • buffet
  • piece of furniture
  • sideboard
  • dining-room
  • shelf
  • article of furniture
  • credence

Antonyms

  • clear
  • stay in place
  • outgo
  • take

Etymology

  • contre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contra (Latin)
  • countour (Anglo-Norman)
  • conteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. counter

noun. ['ˈkaʊntɝ'] a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens.

Synonyms

  • pulse counter
  • calculating machine
  • tabulator

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • confront
  • work
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • contre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contra (Latin)
  • countour (Anglo-Norman)
  • conteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. counter

verb. ['ˈkaʊntɝ'] act in advance of; deal with ahead of time.

Synonyms

  • foresee
  • act
  • move
  • anticipate

Antonyms

  • bad person
  • acquaintance
  • agonist
  • liberator

Etymology

  • contre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contra (Latin)
  • countour (Anglo-Norman)
  • conteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. counter

noun. ['ˈkaʊntɝ'] (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers).

Antonyms

  • nonreligious person

Etymology

  • contre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contra (Latin)
  • countour (Anglo-Norman)
  • conteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. counter

noun. ['ˈkaʊntɝ'] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one).

Synonyms

  • sass
  • retort
  • riposte
  • sassing
  • backtalk
  • rejoinder
  • replication
  • comeback
  • reply
  • back talk
  • response
  • return
  • lip

Antonyms

  • bad guy
  • partisan
  • leader
  • member

Etymology

  • contre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • contra (Latin)
  • countour (Anglo-Norman)
  • conteor (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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