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1counter/ˈkaʊntɚ/noun
pluralcounters
1counter
/ˈkaʊntɚ/
noun
pluralcounters
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
— see picture at kitchen
— called also countertop"British"worktop
   b : 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 2counter4counter
2counter/ˈkaʊntɚ/noun
pluralcounters
2counter
/ˈkaʊntɚ/
noun
pluralcounters
Learner's definition of COUNTER  
[count]
: a person or device that counts something
— see also bean countergeiger counter
— compare 1counter4counter
3counter/ˈkaʊntɚ/verb
counterscounteredcountering
3counter
/ˈkaʊntɚ/
verb
counterscounteredcountering
Learner's definition of COUNTER  
[no object] : to do something in defense or in response to something— often + with
   b [+ object] : to make (something) less effective or ineffective
: to say (something) in response to something that another person has said
[+ object]
[no object]
4counter/ˈkaʊntɚ/noun
pluralcounters
4counter
/ˈkaʊntɚ/
noun
pluralcounters
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 1counter2counter
5counter/ˈkaʊntɚ/adverb
5counter
/ˈkaʊntɚ/
adverb
Learner's definition of COUNTER  
: in a way that goes against or does not agree with something— + to
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