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Words that Rhyme with counter

3 Syllable Words

discounter, encounter

Definitions of counter

adv. A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition; as, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck. See Counter, adv. & a.

v. t. One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner.

v. t. A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc.

v. t. Money; coin; -- used in contempt.

v. t. A prison; either of two prisons formerly in London.

v. t. A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.

v. t. A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a long, narrow table or bench, on which goods are laid for examination by purchasers, or on which they are weighed or measured.

adv. Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise; -- used chiefly with run or go.

adv. In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter.

adv. At or against the front or face.

a. Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue.

adv. The after part of a vessel's body, from the water line to the stern, -- below and somewhat forward of the stern proper.

adv. Same as Contra. Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to counter tenor.

adv. The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.

adv. The back leather or heel part of a boot.

n. An encounter.

v. i. To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.

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