counter counter  /ˈkaʊn tər/


  1. (n) table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  2. (n) 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
  3. (n) a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
  4. (n) a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
  5. (n) a person who counts things
  6. (n) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  7. (n) (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)
  8. (n) a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot
  9. (n) a return punch (especially by a boxer)
  10. (v) speak in response
  11. (v) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  12. (adj) indicating opposition or resistance
  13. (adv) in the opposite direction


  1. A rally against Islamic extremism in the ethnically mixed English city of Birmingham turned violent Saturday as protesters clashed with counter-demonstrators.
  2. An FDA advisory panel has recommended that the maximum over-the-counter dose of the popular pain reliever acetaminophen, known as Tylenol, be lowered.
  3. Spokesman Brian Rogers confirms the Senator will no longer speak from an oil rig off the Gulf Coast Thursday, where he was expected to try to counter-program Obama's Berlin speech.


  1. Bill requiring disclosure of counter-terror operations clears committee

    A bill that would require out-of-state law enforcement officials to notify New Jersey police when they conduct counter-terrorism operations cleared a state Senate committee Monday.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. The Counter Giving Free Burgers Today For Father's Day

    Today is Father’s Day -- and The Counter is giving families the chance to show their dads how much they appreciate all the big and little things by hooking him up with a free burger. The Counter Custom Built Burgers will buy each dad a burger (just for being a “big ****ing deal”) for any guest who tells their server, “My dad is a BFD.” Offer valid for one standard 1/3 lb. burger (excluding bison ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Santa Monica Mirror

  3. ‘Counter Clockwise’: slowing down the tick tock of time

    In “Counter Clockwise,” Oregon author and journalism professor Lauren Kessler sets out, armed with diligence and humor, on a quest to answer the question: Is there a way to slow down the aging process?
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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