Countour
Countour Coun*tour" (k??n-t??r"), Countourhouse Coun*tour"house` (-hous`), n. [See 2d {Counter}.] A merchant's office; a countinghouse. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • countour — coun·tour …   English syllables

  • countour — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Countourhouse — Countour Coun*tour (k??n t??r ), Countourhouse Coun*tour house ( hous ), n. [See 2d {Counter}.] A merchant s office; a countinghouse. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contorn — countour m. contour; détour; méandre; virage; périphérie …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • counter — counter1 /kown teuhr/, n. 1. a table or display case on which goods can be shown, business transacted, etc. 2. (in restaurants, luncheonettes, etc.) a long, narrow table with stools or chairs along one side for the patrons, behind which… …   Universalium

  • counter — I count•er [[t]ˈkaʊn tər[/t]] n. 1) a table or display case on which goods can be shown, business transacted, etc 2) (in restaurants, luncheonettes, etc.) a long, narrow table with stools or chairs along one side for the patrons, behind which… …   From formal English to slang

  • Counter — Count er (koun t[ e]r), n. [OE. countere, countour, a counter (in sense 1), OF. contere, conteor, fr. conter to count. See {Count}, v. t. ] 1. One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of metal, ivory,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counter — Coun ter, n. [OE. countour, OF. contouer, comptouer, F. comptoir, LL. computatorium, prop., a computing place, place of accounts, fr. L. computare. See {Count}, v. t.] A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Over the counter — Counter Coun ter, n. [OE. countour, OF. contouer, comptouer, F. comptoir, LL. computatorium, prop., a computing place, place of accounts, fr. L. computare. See {Count}, v. t.] A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counter — I. noun Etymology: Middle English countour, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin computatorium computing place, from Latin computare Date: 14th century 1. a piece (as of metal or plastic) used in reckoning or in games 2. something of value in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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