[koun-ter-fit] /ˈkaʊn tərˌfɪt/
made in imitation so as to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; not genuine; forged:
counterfeit dollar bills.
an imitation intended to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; forgery.
Archaic. a copy.
Archaic. a close likeness; portrait.
Obsolete. impostor; pretender.
verb (used with object)
to make a counterfeit of; imitate fraudulently; forge.
verb (used without object)
to make counterfeits, as of money.
to feign; dissemble.
made in imitation of something genuine with the intent to deceive or defraud; forged
simulated; sham: counterfeit affection
an imitation designed to deceive or defraud
(archaic) an impostor; cheat
(transitive) to make a fraudulent imitation of
(intransitive) to make counterfeits
to feign; simulate
(transitive) to imitate; copy
late 13c., from Old French contrefait “imitated” (Modern French contrefait), past participle of contrefaire “imitate,” from contre- “against” (see contra-) + faire “to make, to do” (from Latin facere; see factitious). Medieval Latin contrafactio meant “setting in opposition or contrast.” Related: Counterfeited; counterfeiting. The noun and adjective are from late 14c.
[koun-ter-foil] /ˈkaʊn tərˌfɔɪl/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. a part of a bank check, money order, etc., that is kept by the issuer and on which a record of the transaction is made; stub. /ˈkaʊntəˌfɔɪl/ noun 1. (Brit) the part of a cheque, postal order, receipt, etc, detached and retained as a record of the transaction […]
[koun-ter-fawrs, -fohrs] /ˈkaʊn tərˌfɔrs, -ˌfoʊrs/ noun 1. a contrary or opposing , tendency, etc.
[koun-ter-fawrt, -fohrt] /ˈkaʊn tərˌfɔrt, -ˌfoʊrt/ noun 1. a buttress, especially one for strengthening a basement wall against the pressure of earth. 2. a cantilevered weight, as in a retaining wall, having the form of a pier built on the side of the material to be retained. /ˈkaʊntəˌfɔːt/ noun 1. (civil engineering) a strengthening buttress at […]
[koun-ter-gloh] /ˈkaʊn tərˌgloʊ/ noun, Astronomy. 1. . /ˈkaʊntəˌɡləʊ/ noun 1. another name for gegenschein