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English Dictionary: counterfeit by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
counterfeit
adj
  1. not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
    Synonym(s): counterfeit, imitative
    Antonym(s): echt, genuine
n
  1. a copy that is represented as the original [syn: counterfeit, forgery]
v
  1. make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
    Synonym(s): forge, fake, counterfeit
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Counterfeit \Coun"ter*feit\, v. i.
      1. To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to
            pretend.
  
                     The knave counterfeits well; a good knave. --Shak.
  
      2. To make counterfeits.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Counterfeit \Coun"ter*feit\, n.
      1. That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness;
            a portrait; a counterpart.
  
                     Thou drawest a counterfeit Best in all Athens.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
                     Even Nature's self envied the same, And grudged to
                     see the counterfeit should shame The thing itself.
                                                                              --Spenser.
  
      2. That which is made in imitation of something, with a view
            to deceive by passing the false for the true; as, the bank
            note was a counterfeit.
  
                     Never call a true piece of gold a counterfeit.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
                     Some of these counterfeits are fabricated with such
                     exquisite taste and skill, that it is the
                     achievement of criticism to distinguish them from
                     originals.                                          --Macaulay.
  
      3. One who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates
            another; an impostor; a cheat.
  
                     I fear thou art another counterfeit; And yet, in
                     faith, thou bear'st thee like a king. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Counterfeit \Coun"ter*feit\ (koun"t?r-f?t), a. [F. contrefait,
      p. p. of contrefaire to counterfeit; contre (L. contra) +
      faire to make, fr. L. facere. See {Counter}, adv., and
      {Fact}.]
      1. Representing by imitation or likeness; having a
            resemblance to something else; portrayed.
  
                     Look here upon this picture, and on this- The
                     counterfeit presentment of two brothers. --Shak.
  
      2. Fabricated in imitation of something else, with a view to
            defraud by passing the false copy for genuine or original;
            as, counterfeit antiques; counterfeit coin. [bd]No
            counterfeit gem.[b8] --Robinson (More's Utopia).
  
      3. Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious;
            deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist.
            [bd]An arrant counterfeit rascal.[b8] --Shak.
  
      Syn: Forged; fictitious; spurious; false.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Counterfeit \Coun"ter*feit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Counterfeited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterfeiting}.]
      1. To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to
            counterfeit the voice of another person.
  
                     Full well they laughed with counterfeited glee At
                     all his jokes, for many a joke had he. --Goldsmith.
  
      2. To imitate with a view to deceiving, by passing the copy
            for that which is original or genuine; to forge; as, to
            counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc.
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