[ koun-ter-pahrt ]
See synonyms for: counterpartcounterparts on

  1. a person or thing closely resembling another, especially in function: Our president is the counterpart of your prime minister.

  2. a copy; duplicate.

  1. Law. a duplicate or copy of an indenture.

  2. one of two parts that fit, complete, or complement one another.

Origin of counterpart

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at counter-, part

Words Nearby counterpart Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use counterpart in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for counterpart


/ (ˈkaʊntəˌpɑːt) /

  1. a person or thing identical to or closely resembling another

  2. one of two parts that complement or correspond to each other

  1. a person acting opposite another in a play

  2. a duplicate, esp of a legal document; copy

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