What does the word counterfeit mean?

Usage examples for counterfeit

  1. The greatest earthly love, by comparison to it, has become feeble, impure, almost grotesque in its inefficiency- a tinsel counterfeit of this glistening mystery which must still be spoken of as love because I know no other name. – The Prodigal Returns by Lilian Staveley
  2. I even tried to catch his bent of mind from his counterfeit presentments, so that nothing might be lacking in my intended effort. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  3. His story was credited, and, while I was yet frantically searching for my lost money, the police swooped down upon me, and I was arrested for having circulated counterfeit money. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch