verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of counterfeit
Examples from the Web for counterfeiter
Sometimes water and sky are done with the ruling engine, and when they are, no counterfeiter can successfully imitate them.
Paul was in exactly the same condition about the other prisoners, and the counterfeiter too.
The counterfeiter, possessing a good resisting paper and suddenly desiring to make a bomb, employs it.Wings of the Wind|Credo Harris
A week passes; they find out that Anissme has been thrown into prison as a counterfeiter.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky
You use those qualities as a thief or a counterfeiter would use the peculiar talents God had given him.A Woman Intervenes|Robert Barr
Word Origin for counterfeit
late 13c., from Old French contrefait "imitated" (Modern French contrefait), past participle of contrefaire "imitate," from contre- "against" (see contra-) + faire "to make, to do" (from Latin facere; see factitious). Medieval Latin contrafactio meant "setting in opposition or contrast." Related: Counterfeited; counterfeiting. The noun and adjective are from late 14c.