Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun counter

9 senses of counter

Sense 1
counter -- (table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted)
       => table -- (a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table")

Sense 2
counter -- (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)
       => game equipment -- (equipment or apparatus used in playing a game)

Sense 3
counter, tabulator -- (a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens)
       => calculator, calculating machine -- (a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations)

Sense 4
buffet, counter, sideboard -- (a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers)
       => furniture, piece of furniture, article of furniture -- (furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room")

Sense 5
counter -- (a person who counts things)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 6
rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter -- (a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher")
       => reply, response -- (the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply")

Sense 7
counter -- ((computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers))
       => register -- ((computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind)

Sense 8
counter, heel counter -- (a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot; "a counter may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and to give support to the foot")
       => piece of leather -- (a separate part consisting of leather)

Sense 9
counterpunch, parry, counter -- (a return punch (especially by a boxer))
       => punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug -- ((boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb counter

2 senses of counter

Sense 1
counter -- (speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments")
       => answer, reply, respond -- (react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation")

Sense 2
anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter -- (act in advance of; deal with ahead of time)
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Antonyms of adj counter

1 sense of counter

Sense 1
antagonistic, counter -- (indicating opposition or resistance)

INDIRECT (VIA positive, negative) -> neutral -- (possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics)
INDIRECT (VIA negative, neutral) -> positive -- (characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand")

Similarity of adj counter

1 sense of counter

Sense 1
antagonistic, counter -- (indicating opposition or resistance)
       => negative (vs. neutral) (vs. positive) -- (characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; "a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign")

Synonyms of adv counter

1 sense of counter

Sense 1
counter -- (in the opposite direction; "run counter")

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