Definitions for counterfeitˈkaʊn tərˌfɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
made in imitation with intent to deceive; not genuine; forged.
(n.)an imitation intended to be passed off as genuine; forgery.
(v.t.)to make a counterfeit of; forge.
(v.i.)to make counterfeits, as of money.
to feign; dissemble.
* Syn: See false.
Origin of counterfeit:
1250–1300; ME countrefet false, forged < AF cuntrefet, OF contrefait, ptp. of conterfere to copy, imitate =conter-counter - +fere to make, do 蠐 L facere (see fact )
a copy that is represented as the original
not genuine; imitating something superior
"counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
forge, fake, counterfeit(verb)
make a copy of with the intent to deceive
"he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
A non-genuine article; a fake.
One who counterfeits; a counterfeiter.
To falsely produce what appears to be official or valid; to produce a forged copy of.
To produce a faithful copy of.
Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
False, especially of money; intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine.
This counterfeit watch looks like the real thing, but it broke a week after I bought it.
Origin: countrefait, from continental contrefait.
representing by imitation or likeness; having a resemblance to something else; portrayed
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
assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist
that which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart
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
one who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates another; an impostor; a cheat
to imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person
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
to carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend
to make counterfeits
Translations for counterfeit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
copied or made in imitation especially with a dishonest purpose
- مُزيَّف، مُزوَّرArabic
- falsoPortuguese (BR)
- falsk; forfalsketDanish
- جعلی؛ تقلبیFarsi
- धोखा देने के लिए बारीकी से नकल करनाHindi
- falso, contraffattoItalian
- padirbtas, suklastotasLithuanian
- جعلی؛ تقلبیPersian
- جعلی، تقلبیPashto
- förfalskad, efterapadSwedish
- 偽造的Chinese (Trad.)
- giả mạoVietnamese
- 伪造的Chinese (Simp.)
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