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  1. [adverb] in the opposite direction; "run counter"

  2. [noun] table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

  3. [noun] game equipment used in various card or board games

  4. [noun] a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens
    Synonyms: tabulator

  5. [noun] a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
    Synonyms: buffet, sideboard

  6. [noun] a person who counts things

  7. [noun] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
    Synonyms: rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback

  8. [noun] (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

  9. [noun] the piece of leather that fits the heel
    Synonyms: heel

  10. [noun] a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe

  11. [noun] a return punch (especially by a boxer)
    Synonyms: punch, parry

  12. [verb] speak in response; "He countered with some very persuasive arguments"

  13. [verb] act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    Synonyms: anticipate, foresee, forestall

  14. [adjective] indicating opposition or resistance
    Synonyms: antagonistic


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