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Definition of Counterfeit


  1. Representing by imitation or likeness; having a resemblance to something else; portrayed.
  2. Fabricated in imitation of something else, with a view to defraud by passing the false copy for genuine or original; as, counterfeit antiques; counterfeit coin.
  3. Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist.
  4. That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart.
  5. That which is made in imitation of something, with a view to deceive by passing the false for the true; as, the bank note was a counterfeit.
  6. One who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates another; an impostor; a cheat.
  7. To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person.
  8. To imitate with a view to deceiving, by passing the copy for that which is original or genuine; to forge; as, to counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc.
  9. To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend.
  10. To make counterfeits.
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Counterfeit Translations

counterfeit in Dutch is vervalsing
counterfeit in Italian is falsare
counterfeit in Norwegian is forfalskning, forfalske
counterfeit in Portuguese is moeda falsa