Meaning of COUNTER in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English countour, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin computatorium computing place, from Latin computare Date: 14th century a piece (as of metal or plastic) used in reckoning or in games, something of value in bargaining ; asset , a level surface (as a table, shelf or display case) over which transactions are conducted or food is served or on which goods are displayed or work is conducted , II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cuntur, from cunter to count Date: 14th century one that counts, III. verb (~ed; ~ing) see: co- Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to act in opposition to ; oppose , offset , nullify , to assert in answer , intransitive verb to meet attacks or arguments with defensive or retaliatory steps, IV. adverb Etymology: Middle English contre, from Anglo-French cuntre Date: 15th century in an opposite or wrong direction, to or toward a different or opposite direction, result, or effect , V. noun Date: 15th century contrary , opposite , the after portion of a boat from the waterline to the extreme outward swell or stern overhang, 3. the act of making an attack while parrying one (as in boxing or fencing), an agency or force that offsets ; check , a stiffener to give permanent form to a boot or shoe upper around the heel, an area within the face of a letter wholly or partly enclosed by strokes, a football play in which the ballcarrier goes in a direction opposite to the movement of the play, VI. adjective Date: 1582 marked by or tending toward or in an opposite direction or effect, given to or marked by opposition, hostility, or antipathy, situated or lying opposite , recalling or ordering back by a superseding contrary order ; ~manding

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