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Countertop

count•er•top (kountər top′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a counter, as in a kitchen, esp. when covered with a heat- and stain-resistant material.

adj. 
  1. designed to fit or be used on a countertop: a countertop microwave oven.
[1895–1900;
counter1 + top1]

Idea

i•de•a (ī dēə, ī dēə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding, awareness, or activity.
  2. a thought, conception, or notion: That is an excellent idea.
  3. an impression: He gave me a general idea of how he plans to run the department.
  4. an opinion, view, or belief: His ideas on raising children are certainly strange.
  5. a plan of action;
    an intention: the idea of becoming an engineer.
  6. a groundless supposition;
    fantasy.
    • a concept developed by the mind.
    • a conception of what is desirable or ought to be;
      ideal.
    • (cap.) [Platonism.]Also called  form. an archetype or pattern of which the individual objects in any natural class are imperfect copies and from which they derive their being.
    • [Kantianism.]See  idea of pure reason. 
  7. a theme, phrase, or figure.
  8. [Obs.]
    • a likeness.
    • a mental image.
i•dea•less, adj. 

COVER

cov•er (kuvər),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to be or serve as a covering for;
    extend over;
    rest on the surface of: Snow covered the fields.
  2. to place something over or upon, as for protection, concealment, or warmth.
  3. to provide with a covering or top: Cover the pot with a lid.
  4. to protect or conceal (the body, head, etc.) with clothes, a hat, etc;
    wrap.
  5. to bring upon (oneself ): He covered himself with glory by his exploits.
  6. to hide from view;
    screen.
  7. to spread on or over;
    apply to: to cover bread with honey.
  8. to put all over the surface of: to cover a wall with paint.
  9. to include, deal with, or provide for;
    address: The rules cover working conditions.
  10. to suffice to defray or meet (a charge, expense, etc.): Ten dollars should cover my expenses.
  11. to offset (an outlay, loss, liability, etc.).
  12. to achieve in distance traversed;
    pass or travel over: We covered 600 miles a day on our trip.
    • to act as a reporter or reviewer of (an event, a field of interest, a performance, etc.);
      have as an assignment: She covers sports for the paper.
    • to publish or broadcast a report or reports of (a news item, a series of related events, etc.): The press covered the trial in great detail.
  13. to pass or rise over and surmount or envelop: The river covered the town during the flood.
  14. [Insurance.]to insure against risk or loss.
  15. to shelter;
    protect;
    serve as a defense for.
  16. [Mil.]
    • to be in line with by occupying a position directly before or behind.
    • to protect (a soldier, force, or military position) during an expected period of ground combat by taking a position from which any hostile troops can be fired upon.
  17. to take temporary charge of or responsibility for in place of another: Please cover my phone while I'm out to lunch.
  18. to extend over;
    comprise: The book covers 18th-century England.
  19. to be assigned to or responsible for, as a territory or field of endeavor: We have two sales representatives covering the Southwest.
  20. to aim at, as with a pistol.
  21. to have within range, as a fortress does adjacent territory.
  22. to play a card higher than (the one led or previously played in the round).
  23. to deposit the equivalent of (money deposited), as in wagering.
  24. to accept the conditions of (a bet, wager, etc.).
  25. (in short selling) to purchase securities or commodities in order to deliver them to the broker from whom they were borrowed.
  26. [Baseball.]to take a position close to or at (a base) so as to catch a ball thrown to the base: The shortstop covered second on the attempted steal.
  27. to guard (an opponent on offense) so as to prevent him or her from scoring or carrying out his or her assignment: to cover a potential pass receiver.
  28. (esp. of a male animal) to copulate with.
  29. (of a hen) to brood or sit on (eggs or chicks).

v.i. 
  1. [Informal.]to serve as a substitute for someone who is absent: We cover for the receptionist during lunch hour.
  2. to hide the wrongful or embarrassing action of another by providing an alibi or acting in the other's place: They covered for him when he missed roll call.
  3. to play a card higher than the one led or previously played in the round: She led the eight and I covered with the jack.
  4. to spread over an area or surface, esp. for the purpose of obscuring an existing covering or of achieving a desired thickness and evenness: This paint is much too thin to cover.
  5. cover one's ass, Slang (vulgar). to take measures that will prevent one from suffering blame, loss, harm, etc.
  6. cover up: 
    • to cover completely;
      enfold.
    • to keep secret;
      conceal: She tried to cover up her part in the plot.

n. 
  1. something that covers, as the lid of a container or the binding of a book.
  2. a blanket, quilt, or the like: Put another cover on the bed.
  3. protection;
    shelter;
    concealment.
  4. anything that veils, screens, or shuts from sight: under cover of darkness.
  5. woods, underbrush, etc., serving to shelter and conceal wild animals or game;
    a covert.
  6. vegetation that serves to protect or conceal animals, such as birds, from excessive sunlight, from drying, or from predators.
  7. a set of eating utensils and the like, as plate, knife, fork, and napkin, placed for each person at a table.
  8. an assumed identity, occupation, or business that masks the true or real one: His job at the embassy was a cover for his work as a spy.
  9. a covering of snow, esp. when suitable for skiing.
  10. a pretense;
    feigning.
  11. a person who substitutes for another or stands ready to substitute if needed: She was hired as a cover for six roles at the opera house.
  12. See  cover charge. 
  13. [Philately.]
    • an envelope or outer wrapping for mail.
    • a letter folded so that the address may be placed on the outside and the missive mailed.
  14. [Finance.]funds to cover liability or secure against risk of loss.
  15. See  cover version. 
  16. Also called  covering. a collection of sets having the property that a given set is contained in the union of the sets in the collection.
  17. blow one's cover, to divulge one's secret identity, esp. inadvertently: The TV news story blew his carefully fabricated cover.
  18. break cover, to emerge, esp. suddenly, from a place of concealment: The fox broke cover and the chase was on.
  19. take cover, to seek shelter or safety: The hikers took cover in a deserted cabin to escape the sudden storm.
  20. under cover: 
    • clandestinely;
      secretly: Arrangements for the escape were made under cover.
    • within an envelope: The report will be mailed to you under separate cover.
cover•a•ble, adj. 
cover•er, n. 
cover•less, adj. 

WITH

with (with, wiᵺ),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. accompanied by;
    accompanying: I will go with you. He fought with his brother against the enemy.
  2. in some particular relation to (esp. implying interaction, company, association, conjunction, or connection): I dealt with the problem. She agreed with me.
  3. characterized by or having: a person with initiative.
  4. (of means or instrument) by the use of;
    using: to line a coat with silk; to cut with a knife.
  5. (of manner) using or showing: to work with diligence.
  6. in correspondence, comparison, or proportion to: Their power increased with their number. How does their plan compare with ours?
  7. in regard to: to be pleased with a gift.
  8. (of cause) owing to: to die with pneumonia; to pale with fear.
  9. in the region, sphere, or view of: It is day with us while it is night with the Chinese.
  10. (of separation) from: to part with a thing.
  11. against, as in opposition or competition: He fought with his brother over the inheritance.
  12. in the keeping or service of: to leave something with a friend.
  13. in affecting the judgment, estimation, or consideration of: Her argument carried a lot of weight with the trustees.
  14. at the same time as or immediately after;
    upon: And with that last remark, she turned and left.
  15. of the same opinion or conviction as: Are you with me or against me?
  16. in proximity to or in the same household as: He lives with his parents.
  17. (used as a function word to specify an additional circumstance or condition): We climbed the hill, with Jeff following behind.
  18. in with. See  in (def. 22).
  19. with child, pregnant.
  20. with it: 
    • knowledgeable about, sympathetic to, or partaking of the most up-to-date trends, fashions, art, etc.
    • representing or characterized by the most up-to-date trends, fashions, art, etc.
  21. with that. See  that (def. 10).

In

in (in),USA pronunciation prep., adv., adj., n., v.,  inned, in•ning. 
prep. 
  1. (used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits): walking in the park.
  2. (used to indicate inclusion within something abstract or immaterial): in politics; in the autumn.
  3. (used to indicate inclusion within or occurrence during a period or limit of time): in ancient times; a task done in ten minutes.
  4. (used to indicate limitation or qualification, as of situation, condition, relation, manner, action, etc.): to speak in a whisper; to be similar in appearance.
  5. (used to indicate means): sketched in ink; spoken in French.
  6. (used to indicate motion or direction from outside to a point within) into: Let's go in the house.
  7. (used to indicate transition from one state to another): to break in half.
  8. (used to indicate object or purpose): speaking in honor of the event.
  9. in that, because;
    inasmuch as: In that you won't have time for supper, let me give you something now.

adv. 
  1. in or into some place, position, state, relation, etc.: Please come in.
  2. on the inside;
    within.
  3. in one's house or office.
  4. in office or power.
  5. in possession or occupancy.
  6. having the turn to play, as in a game.
  7. [Baseball.](of an infielder or outfielder) in a position closer to home plate than usual;
    short: The third baseman played in, expecting a bunt.
  8. on good terms;
    in favor: He's in with his boss, but he doubts it will last.
  9. in vogue;
    in style: He says straw hats will be in this year.
  10. in season: Watermelons will soon be in.
  11. be in for, to be bound to undergo something, esp. a disagreeable experience: We are in for a long speech.
  12. in for it, [Slang.]about to suffer chastisement or unpleasant consequences, esp. of one's own actions or omissions: I forgot our anniversary again, and I'll be in for it now.Also,[Brit.,] for it. 
  13. in with, on friendly terms with;
    familiar or associating with: They are in with all the important people.

adj. 
  1. located or situated within;
    inner;
    internal: the in part of a mechanism.
  2. [Informal.]
    • in favor with advanced or sophisticated people;
      fashionable;
      stylish: the in place to dine; Her new novel is the in book to read this summer.
    • comprehensible only to a special or ultrasophisticated group: an in joke.
  3. well-liked;
    included in a favored group.
  4. inward;
    incoming;
    inbound: an in train.
  5. plentiful;
    available.
  6. being in power, authority, control, etc.: a member of the in party.
  7. playing the last nine holes of an eighteen-hole golf course (opposed to out): His in score on the second round was 34.

n. 
  1. Usually,  ins. persons in office or political power (distinguished from outs).
  2. a member of the political party in power: The election made him an in.
  3. pull or influence;
    a social advantage or connection: He's got an in with the senator.
  4. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) a return or service that lands within the in-bounds limits of a court or section of a court (opposed to out).

v.t. Brit. [Dial.]
  1. to enclose.

To

to (to̅o̅; unstressed tŏŏ, tə),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. (used for expressing motion or direction toward a point, person, place, or thing approached and reached, as opposed to from): They came to the house.
  2. (used for expressing direction or motion or direction toward something) in the direction of;
    toward: from north to south.
  3. (used for expressing limit of movement or extension): He grew to six feet.
  4. (used for expressing contact or contiguity) on;
    against;
    beside;
    upon: a right uppercut to the jaw; Apply varnish to the surface.
  5. (used for expressing a point of limit in time) before;
    until: to this day; It is ten minutes to six. We work from nine to five.
  6. (used for expressing aim, purpose, or intention): going to the rescue.
  7. (used for expressing destination or appointed end): sentenced to jail.
  8. (used for expressing agency, result, or consequence): to my dismay; The flowers opened to the sun.
  9. (used for expressing a resulting state or condition): He tore it to pieces.
  10. (used for expressing the object of inclination or desire): They drank to her health.
  11. (used for expressing the object of a right or claim): claimants to an estate.
  12. (used for expressing limit in degree, condition, or amount): wet to the skin; goods amounting to $1000; Tomorrow's high will be 75 to 80°.
  13. (used for expressing addition or accompaniment) with: He added insult to injury. They danced to the music. Where is the top to this box?
  14. (used for expressing attachment or adherence): She held to her opinion.
  15. (used for expressing comparison or opposition): inferior to last year's crop; The score is eight to seven.
  16. (used for expressing agreement or accordance) according to;
    by: a position to one's liking; to the best of my knowledge.
  17. (used for expressing reference, reaction, or relation): What will he say to this?
  18. (used for expressing a relative position): parallel to the roof.
  19. (used for expressing a proportion of number or quantity) in;
    making up: 12 to the dozen; 20 miles to the gallon.
  20. (used for indicating the indirect object of a verb, for connecting a verb with its complement, or for indicating or limiting the application of an adjective, noun, or pronoun): Give it to me. I refer to your work.
  21. (used as the ordinary sign or accompaniment of the infinitive, as in expressing motion, direction, or purpose, in ordinary uses with a substantive object.)
  22. raised to the power indicated: Three to the fourth is 81( 34 = 81).

adv. 
  1. toward a point, person, place, or thing, implied or understood.
  2. toward a contact point or closed position: Pull the door to.
  3. toward a matter, action, or work: We turned to with a will.
  4. into a state of consciousness;
    out of unconsciousness: after he came to.
  5. to and fro. See  fro (def. 2).

Look

look (lŏŏk),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to turn one's eyes toward something or in some direction in order to see: He looked toward the western horizon and saw the returning planes.
  2. to glance or gaze in a manner specified: to look questioningly at a person.
  3. to use one's sight or vision in seeking, searching, examining, watching, etc.: to look through the papers.
  4. to tend, as in bearing or significance: Conditions look toward war.
  5. to appear or seem to the eye as specified: to look pale.
  6. to appear or seem to the mind: The case looks promising.
  7. to direct attention or consideration: to look at the facts.
  8. to have an outlook or afford a view: The window looks upon the street.
  9. to face or front: The house looks to the east.

v.t. 
  1. to give (someone) a look: He looked me straight in the eye.
  2. to have an appearance appropriate to or befitting (something): She looked her age.
  3. to appear to be;
    look like: He looked a perfect fool, coming to the party a day late.
  4. to express or suggest by looks: to look one's annoyance at a person.
  5. [Archaic.]to bring, put, etc., by looks.
  6. look after: 
    • to follow with the eye, as someone or something moving away: She looked after him as he walked toward the train station.
    • to pay attention to;
      concern oneself with: to look after one's own interests.
    • to take care of;
      minister to: to look after a child.
  7. look back, to review past events;
    return in thought: When I look back on our school days, it seems as if they were a century ago.
  8. look daggers, to look at someone with a furious, menacing expression: I could see my partner looking daggers at me.
  9. look down on or  upon, to regard with scorn or disdain;
    have contempt for: They look down on all foreigners.
  10. look down one's nose at, to regard with an overbearing attitude of superiority, disdain, or censure: The more advanced students really looked down their noses at the beginners.
  11. look for: 
    • to seek;
      search for: Columbus was looking for a shorter route to India when he discovered America.
    • to anticipate;
      expect: I'll be looking for you at the reception.
  12. look forward to, to anticipate with eagerness or pleasure: I always look forward to your visits.
  13. look in: 
    • Also,  look into. to look briefly inside of: Look in the jar and tell me if any cookies are left.
    • Also,  look in on. to visit (a person, place, etc.) briefly: I'll look in some day next week.
  14. look into, to inquire into;
    investigate;
    examine: The auditors are looking into the records to find the cause of the discrepancy.
  15. look on or  upon: 
    • to be a spectator;
      watch: The crowd looked on at the street brawl.
    • to consider;
      regard: They look upon gambling as sinful.
  16. look out: 
    • to look to the outside, as from a window or a place of observation: From her office window, she could look out over the bustling city.
    • to be vigilant or on guard: Look out, there are dangers ahead.
    • to afford a view;
      face: The room looks out on the garden.
  17. look out for, to take watchful care of;
    be concerned about: He has to look out for his health.
  18. look over, to examine, esp. briefly: Will you please look over my report before I submit it?
  19. look sharp: 
    • to be alert and quick: If you want to get ahead, you must look sharp.
    • Also, look slippy. to hurry: You'd better look sharp! It's getting late.
  20. look to: 
    • to direct one's glance or gaze to: If you look to your left, you can see the Empire State Building.
    • to pay attention to: Look to your own affairs and stay out of mine.
    • to direct one's expectations or hopes to: We look to the day when world peace will be a reality.
    • to regard with expectation and anticipation: We look to the future and greater advances in science and technology.
  21. look up: 
    • to direct the eyes upward;
      raise one's glance: The other guests looked up as she entered the room.
    • to become better or more prosperous;
      improve: Business is looking up.
    • to search for, as an item of information, in a reference book or the like: Look up the answer in the encyclopedia.
    • to seek out, esp. to visit: to look up an old friend.
    • [Naut.](of a sailing ship) to head more nearly in the direction of its destination after a favoring change of wind.
  22. look up to, to regard with admiration or respect;
    esteem: A boy needs a father he can look up to.

n. 
  1. the act of looking: a look of inquiry.
  2. a visual search or examination.
  3. the way in which a person or thing appears to the eye or to the mind;
    aspect: He has the look of an honest man. The tablecloth has a cheap look.
  4. an expressive glance: to give someone a sharp look.
  5. looks: 
    • general aspect;
      appearance: to like the looks of a place.
    • attractive, pleasing appearance.

Like

like1  (līk),USA pronunciation adj., (Poetic) lik•er, lik•est, prep., adv., conj., n., v.,  liked, lik•ing, interj. 
adj. 
  1. of the same form, appearance, kind, character, amount, etc.: I cannot remember a like instance.
  2. corresponding or agreeing in general or in some noticeable respect;
    similar;
    analogous: drawing, painting, and like arts.
  3. bearing resemblance.
  4. likely: 'Tis like that he's gone mad.
  5. about: The poor chap seemed like to run away.
  6. something like, [Informal.]something approaching or approximating: It looked something like this.

prep. 
  1. in like manner with;
    similarly to;
    in the manner characteristic of: He works like a beaver.
  2. resembling (someone or something): He is just like his father. Your necklace is just like mine.
  3. characteristic of: It would be like him to forget our appointment.
  4. as if there is promise of;
    indicative of: It looks like rain.
  5. as if someone or something gives promise of being: She looks like a good prospect for the job.
  6. disposed or inclined to (usually prec. by feel): to feel like going to bed.
  7. similar or comparable to: There is nothing like a cold drink of water when one is thirsty. What was he like?
  8. (used correlatively to indicate similarity through relationship): like father, like son.
  9. (used to establish an intensifying, often facetious, comparison): sleeping like a log.
  10. as;
    such as: There are numerous hobbies you might enjoy, like photography or painting.
  11. like anything, very much;
    extremely;
    with great intensity: He wanted like anything to win.

adv. 
  1. nearly;
    closely;
    approximately: The house is more like 40 than 20 years old.
  2. likely or probably: Like enough he'll come with us. Like as not her leg is broken.
  3. [Nonstandard.]
    • as it were;
      in a way;
      somehow.
    • to a degree;
      more or less: standing against the wall, looking very tough like.

conj. 
  1. in the same way as;
    just as;
    as: It happened like you might expect it would.
  2. as if: He acted like he was afraid. The car runs like new.
  3. (used esp. after forms ofbeto introduce reported speech or thought): She's like, "I don't believe it," and I'm like, "No, it's true!"

n. 
  1. a similar or comparable person or thing, or like persons or things;
    counterpart, match, or equal (usually prec. by a possessive adjective or the): No one has seen his like in a long time. Like attracts like.
  2. kind;
    sort;
    type;
    ilk (usually prec. by a possessive adjective): I despise moochers and their like.
  3. the like, something of a similar nature: They grow oranges, lemons, and the like.
  4. the like or  likes of, someone or something similar to;
    the equal of: I've never seen the like of it anywhere.

v.i. 
  1. like to or  liked to, [South Midland and Southern U.S.]was on the verge of or came close to (doing something): The poor kid like to froze.

interj. 
  1. (used esp. in speech, often nonvolitionally or habitually, to preface a sentence, to fill a pause, to express uncertainty, or to intensify or neutralize a following adjective): Like, why didn't you write to me? The music was, like, really great, you know?
liker, n. 

Butcher

butch•er (bŏŏchər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a retail or wholesale dealer in meat.
  2. a person who slaughters certain animals, or who dresses the flesh of animals, fish, or poultry, for food or market.
  3. a person guilty of brutal or indiscriminate slaughter or murder.
  4. a vendor who hawks newspapers, candy, beverages, etc., as on a train, at a stadium, etc.

v.t. 
  1. to slaughter or dress (animals, fish, or poultry) for market.
  2. to kill indiscriminately or brutally.
  3. to bungle;
    botch: to butcher a job.
butcher•er, n. 

Block

block (blok),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more flat or approximately flat faces.
  2. a hollow masonry building unit of cement, terra cotta, etc.: a wall made of concrete blocks.
  3. one of a set of cube-shaped pieces of wood, plastic, or the like, used as a child's toy in building.
  4. a mold or piece on which something is shaped or kept in shape: a hat block.
  5. a piece of wood used in the art of making woodcuts or wood engravings.
  6. the base on which a plate is mounted to make it type-high.
  7. a projection left on a squared stone to provide a means of lifting it.
  8. a short length of plank serving as a bridging, as between joists.
  9. a stump or wooden structure on which a condemned person is beheaded: Mary Stuart went bravely to the block.
  10. See  auction block. 
  11. [Mach.]a part enclosing one or more freely rotating, grooved pulleys, about which ropes or chains pass to form a hoisting or hauling tackle.
  12. an obstacle, obstruction, or hindrance: His stubbornness is a block to all my efforts.
  13. the state or condition of being obstructed;
    blockage: The traffic block lasted several hours.
    • an obstruction, as of a nerve.
    • See  heart block. 
  14. a hindering of an opponent's actions.
  15. a quantity, portion, or section taken as a unit or dealt with at one time: a large block of theater tickets.
  16. a small section of a city, town, etc., enclosed by neighboring and intersecting streets: She lives on my block.
  17. the length of one side of such a section: We walked two blocks over.
  18. [Chiefly Brit.]a large building divided into separate apartments, offices, shops, etc.
  19. a large number of bonds or shares of stock sold together as a single unit.
    • a group of data stored as a unit on an external storage medium and handled as a unit by the computer for input or output: This file has 20 records per block.
    • a section of storage locations in a computer allocated to a particular set of instructions or data.
    • a group of consecutive machine words organized as a unit and guiding a particular computer operation, esp. with reference to input and output.
    • (on a flow chart) a symbol representing an operation, device, or instruction in a computer program.
  20. any of the short lengths into which a track is divided for signaling purposes.
  21. [Philately.]a group of four or more unseparated stamps, not in a strip.
  22. a person's head.
  23. [Glassmaking.]a wooden or metal cup for blocking a gather.
  24. an obstruction or stoppage in mental processes or speech, esp. when related to stress, emotional conflict, etc.
  25. See  writer's block. 
    • any large, angular mass of solid rock.
    • See  fault block. 
  26. (in Canada) a wild or remote area of land that has not yet been surveyed: the Peace River block.
  27. See  cylinder block. 
  28. [Falconry.]a low perch to which a falcon is tethered outdoors.
  29. put or  go on the block, to offer or be offered for sale at auction: to put family heirlooms on the block.

v.t. 
  1. to obstruct (someone or something) by placing obstacles in the way (sometimes fol. by up): to block one's exit; to block up a passage.
  2. to fit with blocks;
    mount on a block.
  3. to shape or prepare on or with a block: to block a hat; to block a sweater.
  4. to join (the ends of boards or the like) by fastening to a block of wood.
  5. [Theat.]
    • Also,  block out. to plan or work out the movement of performers in a play, pageant, etc.: Tomorrow we'll block act one.
    • to draw a floor plan on (a stage) in order to indicate placement of scenery, stage property, etc.
  6. to stop the passage of impulses in (a nerve).
  7. to group (contiguous data) together so as to allow to be read or written in a single operation.
  8. to hinder or bar the actions or movements of (an opposing player), esp. legitimately.
  9. [Glassmaking.]
    • to shape (a molten gather) in a wet cup of wood or metal.
    • to plunge a block of wood into (molten glass) to aid in refining the glass.
  10. to give (a forging) a rough form before finishing.
  11. to apply a high negative bias to the grid of (a vacuum tube), for reducing the plate current to zero.

v.i. 
  1. to act so as to obstruct an opponent, as in football, hockey, and basketball: He doesn't get many baskets, but he sure can block.
  2. [Theat.]to block a play, act, scene, stage, etc.: The director will block tomorrow.
  3. to suffer a block.
  4. block out: 
    • block (def. 36a).
    • [Basketball.]to box out.
  5. block in or  out, to sketch or outline roughly or generally, without details: She blocked out a color scheme for the interiors.
blocka•ble, adj. 

Counter

count•er1  (kountər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a table or display case on which goods can be shown, business transacted, etc.
  2. (in restaurants, luncheonettes, etc.) a long, narrow table with stools or chairs along one side for the patrons, behind which refreshments or meals are prepared and served.
  3. a surface for the preparation of food in a kitchen, esp. on a low cabinet.
  4. anything used in keeping account, as a disk of metal or wood, used in some games, as checkers, for marking a player's position or for keeping score.
  5. an imitation coin or token.
  6. a coin;
    money.
  7. over the counter: 
    • (of the sale of stock) through a broker's office rather than through the stock exchange.
    • (of the sale of merchandise) through a retail store rather than through a wholesaler.
  8. under the counter, in a clandestine manner, esp. illegally: books sold under the counter.

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