countinghouse
noun Date: 15th century a building, room, or office used for keeping books and transacting business

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Countinghouse — Count ing*house (kount ?ng hous ), Countingroom Count ing*room (kount ?ng r??m ), n. [See {Count}, v.] The house or room in which a merchant, trader, or manufacturer keeps his books and transacts business; the offices used by the accountants of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countinghouse — [kount′iŋ hous΄] n. Now Rare a building or office in which a firm keeps records, handles correspondence, etc.: also called counting room * * * count·ing·house also count·ing house (kounʹtĭng hous ) n. A building, room, or office in which a… …   Universalium

  • countinghouse — [kount′iŋ hous΄] n. Now Rare a building or office in which a firm keeps records, handles correspondence, etc.: also called counting room …   English World dictionary

  • countinghouse — noun an office used by a business to house its accounts department …   Wiktionary

  • countinghouse — Synonyms and related words: boutique, chain store, co op, concession, cooperative, country store, department store, dime store, discount house, discount store, emporium, establishment, five and ten, general store, house, magasin, mail order house …   Moby Thesaurus

  • countinghouse — noun office used by the accountants of a business • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑office, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Countingroom — Countinghouse Count ing*house (kount ?ng hous ), Countingroom Count ing*room (kount ?ng r??m ), n. [See {Count}, v.] The house or room in which a merchant, trader, or manufacturer keeps his books and transacts business; the offices used by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • counting room — noun Date: 1712 countinghouse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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