- An object (now especially a small disc) used in counting or keeping count, or as a marker in games, etc.
- He rolled a six on the dice, so moved his forward six spaces.
- (curling) Any stone lying closer to the center than any of the opponent's stones.
- A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a shop tabletop on which goods are examined, weighed or measured.
- He put his money on the , and the shopkeeper put it in the till.
- One who counts, or reckons up; a reckoner.
- He's only 16 months, but is already a good - he can count to 100.
- A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
- (historical) The prison attached to a city court; a Counter.
- (context, grammar) a class of word used along with numbers to count objects and events, typically mass nouns. Although rare and optional in English (e.g. "20 head of cattle"), they are numerous and required in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
- In a kitchen, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, whereon various food preparations take place.
- To contradict, oppose.
- (context, boxing) To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
- "His left hand countered provokingly." -C. Kingsley.
- To take action in response to; to respond.
- contrary, Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic.
- His carrying a knife was to my plan.
- Contrary, in opposition; in an opposite direction.
- "Running to all the rules of virtue." -Locks.
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