2. (Her.) Having the tinctures exchanged mutually; thus, if the field is divided palewise, or and azure,
and cross is borne counterchanged, that part of the cross which comes on the azure side will be or,
and that on the or side will be azure.
(Coun"ter*charge`) n. An opposing charge.
(Coun`ter*charm") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Countercharmed (-ch?rmd`); p. pr. & vb. n. Countercharming.]
To destroy the effect of a charm upon.
(Coun"ter*charm`) n. That which has the power of destroying the effect of a charm.
(Coun`ter*check") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counterchecked (-ch?ckt"); p. pr. & vb. n. Counterchecking.]
To oppose or check by some obstacle; to check by a return check.
1. A check; a stop; a rebuke, or censure to check a reprover.
2. Any force or device designed to restrain another restraining force; a check upon a check.
The system of checks and counterchecks.
J. H. Newton.
(Coun"ter*claim`) n. (Law) A claim made by a person as an offset to a claim made on
(Coun"ter-com*po`ny) a. (Her.) See Compony.
(Coun"ter-couch`ant) a. (Her.) Lying down, with their heads in opposite directions;
said of animals borne in a coat of arms.
(Coun"ter-cou*rant") a. (Her.) Running in opposite directions; said of animals borne
in a coast of arms.
(Coun"ter*cur`rent) a. Running in an opposite direction.
(Coun"ter*cur`rent), n. A current running in an opposite direction to the main current.
(Coun`ter*draw") v. t. [imp. Counterdrew (- dr&udd"); p. p. Counterdrawn (-dr?n");
p. pr. & vb. n. Counterdrawing.] To copy, as a design or painting, by tracing with a pencil on oiled
paper, or other transparent substance.
(Coun"ter*fai"sance) n. See Counterfesance. [Obs.]
(Coun"ter*feit) a. [F. contrefait, p. p. of contrefaire to counterfeit; contre (L. contra) +
faire to make, fr. L. facere. See Counter, adv., and Fact.]
1. Representing by imitation or likeness; having a resemblance to something else; portrayed.
Look here upon this picture, and on this-
The counterfeit presentment of two brothers.
2. Fabricated in imitation of something else, with a view to defraud by passing the false copy for genuine
or original; as, counterfeit antiques; counterfeit coin. "No counterfeit gem." Robinson