Counterplot
Counterplot Coun`ter*plot" (koun`t?r-pl?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterplotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterplotting}.] To oppose, as another plot, by plotting; to attempt to frustrate, as a stratagem, by stratagem. [1913 Webster]

Every wile had proved abortive, every plot had been counterplotted. --De Quinsey. [1913 Webster]


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  • Counterplot — Coun ter*plot (koun t[ e]r pl?t ), n. A plot or artifice opposed to another. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterplot — index collusion, connive, conspiracy, conspire, contrive, counterattack, maneuver, opposition, plan …   Law dictionary

  • counterplot — [kount′ər plät΄; ] for v., also [ kount′ər plät′] n. a plot to defeat another plot vt., vi. counterplotted, counterplotting to plot against (a plot); defeat (a plot) with another …   English World dictionary

  • counterplot — n. 1) to hatch a counterplot 2) a counterplot against * * * [ˌkaʊntə plɒt] a counterplot against to hatch a counterplot …   Combinatory dictionary

  • counterplot — n. & v. n. a plot intended to defeat another plot. v. ( plotted, plotting) 1 intr. make a counterplot. 2 tr. make a counterplot against …   Useful english dictionary

  • counterplot — n., v. /kown teuhr plot /; v. also /kown teuhr plot /, n., v., counterplotted, counterplotting. n. 1. a plot directed against another plot. 2. Literature. a secondary theme in a play or other literary work, used as a contrast to or variation of… …   Universalium

  • counterplot — /ˈkaʊntəplɒt/ (say kowntuhplot) noun 1. a plot directed against another plot. 2. a secondary theme in a play, or other literary work, usually as a contrast to or variation of the main theme. –verb (i) (counterplotted, counterplotting) 3. to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • counterplot — I. noun Date: circa 1611 a plot designed to thwart an opponent s plot II. transitive verb Date: 1662 to intrigue against ; foil with a plot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • counterplot — 1. noun /ˈkaʊn.tə.plɒt,ˈkaʊn.tɚ.plɑt/ A plot made in opposition to another; a counterploy. 2. verb /ˈkaʊn.tə.plɒt,ˈkaʊn.tɚ.plɑt/ To form a plot or plan in opposition to the actions of another. for wh …   Wiktionary

  • counterplot — n. plot designed to counter or combat another plot v. plot against, plot in opposition to, countermine …   English contemporary dictionary

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