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English Dictionary: counterfeit by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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
  1. a copy that is represented as the original [syn: counterfeit, forgery]
  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
                     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.
                     Even Nature's self envied the same, And grudged to
                     see the counterfeit should shame The thing itself.
      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.
                     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
      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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