Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “counter” en inglés

See all translations

counter

noun [C] uk   /ˈkaʊn.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/

counter noun [C] (SURFACE)

B2 a long, flat, narrow surface or table in a shop, bank, restaurant, etc. at which people are served: There was nobody behind/on the counter when I went into the bank, and I had to wait to be served. You will find sausages on the meat counter/rolls on the bread counter. mainly US ( UK usually worktop, work surface) a kitchen counter : We stacked the dirty plates on the kitchen counter.
More examples

counter noun [C] (OBJECT IN GAME)

C2 ( US also piece) a small object used to mark someone's place in some games played on boards

counter noun [C] (DOING COUNTING)

a person or machine that counts

counter

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈkaʊn.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
to react to something with an opposing opinion or action, or to defend yourself against something: The prime minister countered the opposition's claims about health service cuts by saying that the government had increased spending in this area. When criticisms were made of the school's performance, the parents' group countered with details of its exam results. Extra police have been moved into the area to counter the risk of violence.

counter

adverb uk   /ˈkaʊn.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
C2 in a way that opposes something: Bob's decision not to take the job ran counter to his family's expectations.
(Definition of counter noun, verb, adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de counter
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “counter” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Palabra del día

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Aprende más 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Aprende más