Part of speech: adjective

Contrary; opposing.

Part of speech: noun

One who counts; a counting- machine; a piece of wood, ivory, etc., used in counting.

Part of speech: noun

A table on which to count money or expose goods for sale.

Part of speech: noun

An opposite; a parry; return blow.

Part of speech: noun

The portion of a shoe that surrounds the heel.

Part of speech: adverb

Contrary; reversely.

Part of speech:

Contrary; opposite; as, counteract, counterpart.

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Usage examples "counter":

  1. We are old friends, Vining, and I am sorry to run counter to you. - "By Birth a Lady", George Manville Fenn.
  2. The foreman privately touched his master behind the counter. - "Jezebel's Daughter", Wilkie Collins.
  3. Little Snjolfur put his cap on the counter and did not wait to be asked twice. - "Seven Icelandic Short Stories", Various.