Definition of Counterfeit

1. Noun. A copy that is represented as the original.

Exact synonyms: Forgery
Generic synonyms: Imitation
Derivative terms: Forge



2. Verb. Make a copy of with the intent to deceive. "She forged a Green Card"
Exact synonyms: Fake, Forge
Generic synonyms: Re-create
Derivative terms: Counterfeiter, Fake, Fake, Fakery, Forger, Forgery, Forgery

3. Adjective. Not genuine; imitating something superior. "A counterfeit prince"

Definition of Counterfeit

1. a. Representing by imitation or likeness; having a resemblance to something else; portrayed.

2. n. That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart.

3. v. t. To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person.

4. v. i. To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend.

Definition of Counterfeit

1. Adjective. False, especially of money; intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine. ¹

2. Adjective. Inauthentic ¹

3. Noun. A non-genuine article; a fake. ¹

4. Noun. One who counterfeits; a counterfeiter. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To falsely produce what appears to be official or valid; to produce a forged copy of. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To produce a faithful copy of. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To feign. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive poker usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counterfeit

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterfeit

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counterevidences
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counterexploitation
counterextension
counterface
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counterfactors
counterfactual
counterfactuality
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counterfactuals
counterfaisance
counterfeisance
counterfeit (current term)
counterfeited
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counterfeiters
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counterfeitness
counterfeitress
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counterfeminist
counterfeminists
counterfesance
counterfigure
counterfigures

Literary usage of Counterfeit

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1. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"35, that " if any person shall forge or counterfeit, or shull cause or procure to be forged or counterfeited any type, die, seal, stamp, mark, plate, ..."

2. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use Both of the Courts by Francis Wharton (1871)
"(351) Passing counterfeit coin similar to a French coin, at common law. ... (354) Having in possession ten counterfeit pieces of coin, with intent to pass ..."

3. The Tribune Almanac and Political Registerby Horace Greeley by Horace Greeley (1893)
"1802—A fair counterfeit ; vignette of eagle coarsely engraved, feathers of tall very indistinct; Treasury numbers larger than on the genuine ; back of ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1911)
"When it was all over MA Phillips of Stanton, Kentucky, was arrested on charge of passing counterfeit money and carrying concealed a deadly weapon; ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"And the defendant's declarations when passing other counterfeit money may be proved against him for the same purpose.100 But evidence of similar offenses is ..."

6. Roscoe's Digest of the Law of Evidence in Criminal Cases by Henry Roscoe (1888)
"406 Coloring coin or metal with intent to make it pass as gold or silver coin 405 Buying or selling counterfeit gold or silver coin . ..."

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