Synonyms for counter

Synonyms for (noun) counter

Synonyms: counter, counterpunch, parry

Definition: a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Similar words: lick, clout, slug, biff, poke, punch

Definition: (boxing) a blow with the fist

Usage: I gave him a clout on his nose


Synonyms: buffet, counter, sideboard

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

Similar words: article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture

Definition: furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

Usage: they had too much furniture for the small apartment; there was only one piece of furniture in the room


Synonyms: counter

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

Similar words: table

Definition: a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs

Usage: it was a sturdy table


Synonyms: counter, tabulator

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

Similar words: calculating machine, calculator

Definition: a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations


Synonyms: counter, heel counter

Definition: a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot

Usage: a counter may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and to give support to the foot

Similar words: piece of leather

Definition: a separate part consisting of leather


Synonyms: counter

Definition: 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

Similar words: game equipment

Definition: equipment or apparatus used in playing a game


Synonyms: counter

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

Similar words: register

Definition: (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind


Synonyms: rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte, counter, comeback

Definition: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Usage: it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

Similar words: response, reply

Definition: the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

Usage: he growled his reply


Synonyms: counter

Definition: a person who counts things

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms for (verb) counter

Synonyms: counter

Definition: speak in response

Usage: He countered with some very persuasive arguments

Similar words: answer, reply, respond

Definition: react verbally

Usage: She didn't want to answer; answer the question; We answered that we would accept the invitation


Synonyms: anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter

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

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

Synonyms for (adjective) counter

Synonyms: antagonistic, counter

Definition: indicating opposition or resistance

Similar words: negative

Definition: characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features

Usage: a negative outlook on life; a colorless negative personality; a negative evaluation; a negative reaction to an advertising campaign