1. counter, table

usage: table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

2. counter, game equipment

usage: 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. counter, tabulator, calculator, calculating machine

usage: a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

4. buffet, counter, sideboard, furniture, piece of furniture, article of furniture

usage: a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

5. counter, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a person who counts things

6. rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter, reply, response

usage: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

7. counter, register

usage: (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

8. counter, heel counter, piece of leather

usage: a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot; "a counter may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and to give support to the foot"

9. counterpunch, parry, counter, punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug

usage: a return punch (especially by a boxer)


1. counter, answer, reply, respond

usage: speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments"

2. anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter, act, move

usage: act in advance of; deal with ahead of time


1. antagonistic, counter, negative (vs. neutral) (vs. positive)

usage: indicating opposition or resistance


1. counter

usage: in the opposite direction; "run counter"

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