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Counterfeit meaning

counterfeit - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. Representing by imitation or likeness; having a resemblance to something else; portrayed.
  2. 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.
  3. 3. Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist.
  4. 4. That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. One who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates another; an impostor; a cheat.
  7. 7. To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend.
  10. 10. To make counterfeits.
  11. 11. Made in imitation; forged.
  12. 12. Something made in imitation or forged.
  13. 13. To imitate; forge.

counterfeit - examples of usage

  1. To know in advance the true from the false, the real from the artificial, the genuine from the counterfeit, the blessed from the wretched basis of marriage is the most important piece of information a young man or woman can acquire. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. By all means let this counterfeit be driven from circulation as fast as possible. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. Every good thing has its counterfeit. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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