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counter is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of counter in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… specific instance is a counter counter …”

meanings of counter


  1. One who counts.
  2. A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
  3. A variable, memory location, etc. whose contents are incremented to keep a count.
  4. Something opposite or contrary to something else.
  5. The piece of a shoe or a boot around the heel of the foot (above the heel of the shoe/boot).
  6. The enclosed or partly closed negative space of a glyph.
  7. An object (now especially a small disc) used in counting or keeping count, or as a marker in games, etc.
  8. In a kitchen, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, designed to be used for food preparation.
  9. The breast of a horse; that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.
  10. A reckoner; someone who collects data by counting; an enumerator.
  11. A hit counter.
  12. The prison attached to a city court; a compter.
  13. 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.
  14. Any stone lying closer to the center than any of the opponent's stones.
  15. A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted.
  16. A proactive defensive hold or move in reaction to a hold or move by one's opponent.
  17. The overhanging stern of a vessel above the waterline, below and somewhat forward of the stern proper.
  18. In a bathroom, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, which holds the washbasin.
  19. A shop tabletop on which goods are examined, weighed or measured.
  20. An encounter.
  21. Alternative form of contra Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to countertenor.


  1. To encounter.
  2. To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
  3. To take action in response to; to respond.
  4. To contradict, oppose.


  1. Contrary, in opposition; in an opposite direction.
  2. In the wrong way; contrary to the right course.


  1. Contrary or opposing.


  1. A surname​.

counter frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word counter occurs in english on average 33.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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