counterfeit

[[t]ka͟ʊntə(r)fɪt[/t]]
counterfeits, counterfeiting, counterfeited
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Counterfeit money, goods, or documents are not genuine, but have been made to look exactly like genuine ones in order to deceive people.

He admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency.

Syn:
N-COUNT
Counterfeit is also a noun.

Levi Strauss says counterfeits of the company's jeans are flooding Europe.

2) VERB If someone counterfeits something, they make a version of it that is not genuine but has been made to look genuine in order to deceive people.

[V n] ...the coins Davies is alleged to have counterfeited.

Derived words:
counterfeiting N-UNCOUNT

The business of counterfeiting appears to be expanding.

counterfeiter plural N-COUNT usu pl

...a gang of counterfeiters.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • counterfeit# — counterfeit vb feign, sham, simulate, pretend, *assume, affect Analogous words: *copy, imitate, mimic, ape: dissemble, *disguise counterfeit adj Counterfeit, spurious, bogus, fake, sham, pseudo, pinchbeck, phony are comparable when meaning not at …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Counterfeit² — Studio album by Martin L Gore Released April 28, 2003 ( …   Wikipedia

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counterfeit e.p. — Counterfeit e.p. EP by Martin L Gore Released June 12, 1989 (1989 06 12) …   Wikipedia

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterfeit — [adj] fake, simulated affected, assumed, bent, bogus*, brummagem, copied, crock, deceptive, delusive, delusory, ersatz, faked, false, feigned, fictitious, fishy*, forged, framed, fraudulent, Hollywood*, imitation, misleading, mock, not genuine,… …   New thesaurus

  • counterfeit — [kount′ər fit΄] adj. [ME countrefete < OFr contrefait, pp. of contrefaire, to make in opposition, imitate < contre , counter + faire < L facere, to make, DO1] 1. made in imitation of something genuine so as to deceive or defraud; forged… …   English World dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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