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1 counter /ˈkaʊntɚ/ noun
plural counters
1 counter
/ˈkaʊntɚ/
noun
plural counters
Learner's definition of COUNTER
[count]
: a piece of furniture with a flat surface that workers and customers stand on opposite sides of when doing business in a store, restaurant, etc.
see also lunch counter
US
: a long, flat surface on which food is prepared in a kitchen
called also countertop, (British) worktop
see picture at kitchen
: a flat surface around a sink in a bathroom
called also countertop
: a small object that is used in some board games

over the counter

: without a special note (called a prescription) from a doctor

under the counter

: secretly and usually illegally
compare 2counter, 4counter
2 counter /ˈkaʊntɚ/ noun
plural counters
2 counter
/ˈkaʊntɚ/
noun
plural counters
Learner's definition of COUNTER
[count]
: a person or device that counts something
see also bean counter, geiger counter
compare 1counter, 4counter
3 counter /ˈkaʊntɚ/ verb
counters; countered; countering
3 counter
/ˈkaʊntɚ/
verb
counters; countered; countering
Learner's definition of COUNTER
[no object] : to do something in defense or in response to something often + with
[+ object] : to make (something) less effective or ineffective
: to say (something) in response to something that another person has said
[+ object]
[no object]
4 counter /ˈkaʊntɚ/ noun
plural counters
4 counter
/ˈkaʊntɚ/
noun
plural counters
Learner's definition of COUNTER
[count] formal
: something that is made or done as a defense against or response to something else : something that makes something else less effective or ineffective usually singular usually + to
compare 1counter, 2counter
5 counter /ˈkaʊntɚ/ adverb
5 counter
/ˈkaʊntɚ/
adverb
Learner's definition of COUNTER
: in a way that goes against or does not agree with something + to
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