'Counterfeit' definitions:

Definition of 'counterfeit'

(from WordNet)
Not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince" [syn: counterfeit, imitative] [ant: echt, genuine]
A copy that is represented as the original [syn: counterfeit, forgery]
Make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card" [syn: forge, fake, counterfeit]

Definition of 'Counterfeit'

  • Counterfeit \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 Fact.] [1913 Webster]
  • 1. Representing by imitation or likeness; having a resemblance to something else; portrayed. [1913 Webster]
  • Look here upon this picture, and on this The counterfeit presentment of two brothers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 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). [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist. "An arrant counterfeit rascal." --Shak.
  • Syn: Forged; fictitious; spurious; false. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Counterfeit'

  • Counterfeit \Coun"ter*feit\, n.
  • 1. That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart. [1913 Webster]
  • Thou drawest a counterfeit Best in all Athens. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • Even Nature's self envied the same, And grudged to see the counterfeit should shame The thing itself. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • Never call a true piece of gold a counterfeit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. One who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates another; an impostor; a cheat. [1913 Webster]
  • I fear thou art another counterfeit; And yet, in faith, thou bear'st thee like a king. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Counterfeit'

  • Counterfeit \Coun"ter*feit\, v. i.
  • 1. To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend. [1913 Webster]
  • The knave counterfeits well; a good knave. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To make counterfeits. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Counterfeit'

  • Counterfeit \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. [1913 Webster]
  • Full well they laughed with counterfeited glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'counterfeit'

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Words containing 'Counterfeit'