It was in part to counter this criticism that Israel had arranged to have the trial televised.
Maher, a longtime critic of the decision, wants to counter the influence of big corporate money in politics.
He is an immediately warm and welcoming presence, offering easy greetings to the woman behind the counter.
In Hampstead, he leapt onto the counter of the jam-packed Beantown Cafe so that curious voters could see him speak.
Zimmerman filed a counter restraining order, accusing her of the same.
She took a cage from the window and placed it on the counter.
He had a package, which he laid upon the counter while he poured out his dram.
“You go to the counter, pick out what you want, and bring it back here,” she explained.
The moment he tried to get out of the saloon, I jumped over the counter and went for him.
After handing it over the counter she set out briskly for home, stopping at a baker's to buy three penny-worth of new buns.
mid-14c., "table where a money lender does business," from Old French contouer, comptoir (14c.) "counting room, table of a bank," from Medieval Latin computatorium "place of accounts," from Latin computatus, past participle of computare (see compute). Generalized 19c. from banks to shops, then extended to display cases for goods. Phrase under the counter is from 1926.
"go against," late 14c., from Old French countre "facing opposite" (see counter-). Related: Countered; countering. As an adverb, from mid-15c.; as an adjective, from 1590s.
mid-14c., from Old French conter "add up," but also "tell a story," from Latin computare (see compute). Related: Counted; counting. Modern French differentiates compter "to count" and conter "to tell," but they are cognates.
title of nobility, c.1300, from Anglo-French counte (Old French conte), from Latin comitem (nominative comes) "companion, attendant," the Roman term for a provincial governor, from com- "with" (see com-) + stem of ire "to go" (see ion). The term was used in Anglo-French to render Old English eorl, but the word was never truly naturalized and mainly was used with reference to foreign titles.
word-forming element meaning "against; in return; corresponding," from Anglo-French countre-, French contre-, from Latin contra "opposite, contrary to, against, in return," also used as a prefix (see contra-).
counter count·er (koun'tər)
One that counts, especially an electronic or mechanical device that automatically counts occurrences or repetitions of phenomena or events.
v. count·ed, count·ing, counts
To name or list the units of a group or collection one by one in order to determine a total. n.
The act of counting or calculating.
The totality of specific items in a particular sample.
Contrary; opposite; opposing: countertransport.
Corresponding; complementary: counterincision.