A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition; as, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck. See Counter, adv. & a.
One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner.
A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc.
Money; coin; -- used in contempt.
A prison; either of two prisons formerly in London.
A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a long, narrow table or bench, on which goods are laid for examination by purchasers, or on which they are weighed or measured.
Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise; -- used chiefly with run or go.
In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter.
At or against the front or face.
Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue.
The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern, -- below and somewhat forward of the stern proper.
Same as Contra. Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to counter tenor.
The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.
The back leather or heel part of a boot.
To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
I was going to McDonald's and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me - it wouldn't even faze them. Or I'd sit up at Denny's or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me. Eminem
Some day you will be wheeled in for a heart bypass operation, and a surgeon will be the person who is now behind the counter when you renew your car registration at the department of motor vehicles. P. J. O'Rourke