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Pronunciation:  'kawnturfit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a copy that is represented as the original
  2. [adj]  not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
  3. [v]  make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"

COUNTERFEIT is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: assumed, bad, base, bastard, bogus, fake, fake, false, fictitious, fictive, forge, forged, forgery, imitation, imitative, inauthentic, mock, ostensible, ostensive, phoney, phony, pinchbeck, pretended, pseudo, put on, sham, spurious, synthetic, unauthentic
 Antonyms: echt, genuine
 See Also: artificial, copy, fake, insincere, postiche, re-create, sham, unreal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Coun"ter*feit\ (koun"t?r-f?t), a. [F. contrefait,
    p. p. of contrefaire to counterfeit; contre (L. contra) +
    faire to make, fr. L. facere. See {Counter}, adv., and
    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. --Shak.
    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 (More's Utopia).
    3. Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious;
       deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist.
       ``An arrant counterfeit rascal.'' --Shak.
    Syn: Forged; fictitious; spurious; false.
  2. \Coun"ter*feit\, n.
    1. That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness;
       a portrait; a counterpart.
             Thou drawest a counterfeit Best in all Athens.
             Even Nature's self envied the same, And grudged to
             see the counterfeit should shame The thing itself.
    2. That which is made in imitation of something, with a view
       to deceive by passing the false for the true; as, the bank
       note was a counterfeit.
             Never call a true piece of gold a counterfeit.
             Some of these counterfeits are fabricated with such
             exquisite taste and skill, that it is the
             achievement of criticism to distinguish them from
             originals.                            --Macaulay.
    3. One who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates
       another; an impostor; a cheat.
             I fear thou art another counterfeit; And yet, in
             faith, thou bear'st thee like a king. --Shak.
  3. \Coun"ter*feit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Counterfeited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterfeiting}.]
    1. To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to
       counterfeit the voice of another person.
             Full well they laughed with counterfeited glee At
             all his jokes, for many a joke had he. --Goldsmith.
    2. To imitate with a view to deceiving, by passing the copy
       for that which is original or genuine; to forge; as, to
       counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc.
  4. \Coun"ter*feit\, v. i.
    1. To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to
             The knave counterfeits well; a good knave. --Shak.
    2. To make counterfeits.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing counterfeit money in your dream indicates that something is not what it appears to be. Perhaps you are feeling unworthy or someone is devaluing your talents or efforts. Alternatively, this dream symbol suggests that you are pretending to be something you are not.
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