counter[ koun-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF counter
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You meet heroes across a counter—and they are on both sides of that counter.
It is as eager on behalf of the man behind a counter as on that of him who is governing a country.
Oh, yes, this is the counter for them to be found in endless variety.
They passed out into the hall, and drew up at the clerk's counter.
She turned away to range some boxes on the shelves behind the counter.
She lingered about the store until John had gone, and then went forward to the counter.
When she left the counter, her arms and her little basket were filled with bundles.
She sighed, put it back on the counter, and rose to the emergency.
Then she tore the hat from her head and cast it regardlessly upon the counter.
The boy halted at the counter, producing a handful of square envelopes.
mid-14c., "table where a money lender does business," from Old French contouer, comptoir (14c.) "counting room, table of a bank," from Medieval Latin computatorium "place of accounts," from Latin computatus, past participle of computare (see compute). Generalized 19c. from banks to shops, then extended to display cases for goods. Phrase under the counter is from 1926.