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Definition of "counter" []

  • Contrary; opposing: moves and counter moves on the checkerboard. (adjective)
  • One that is an opposite. (noun)
  • Sports A boxing blow given while receiving or parrying another. (noun)
  • Sports A fencing parry in which one foil follows the other in a circular fashion. (noun)
  • A stiff piece of leather around the heel of a shoe. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "counter" in a sentence
  • "IV. ii.39 (193,5) [A hound that runs counter, and yet draws dry-foot well] To _run counter_ is to _run backward_, by mistaking the course of the animal pursued; to _draw dry-foot_ is, I believe, to pursue by the _track_ or _prick of the foot_; to _run counter_ and _draw dry-foot well are_, therefore, inconsistent."
  • "Please try this sample: public class Test private int counter = 0; private static int scount = 0; public Test () ++counter;"
  • "C++ Syntax (Toggle Plain Text) for (counter = 1; counter < = 10; counter++) for (counter = 1; counter < = 10; counter++)"