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Dictionary definition for: Counter

1. (n) table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

2. (v) speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments"

3. (s) indicating opposition or resistance

4. (r) in the opposite direction; "run counter"

5. (n) game equipment used in various card or board games

6. (v) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

7. (n) a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

8. (n) a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

9. (n) a person who counts things

10. (n) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one) "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

11. (n) (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

12. (n) the piece of leather that fits the heel

13. (n) a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe

14. (n) a return punch (especially by a boxer)

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