The definition of counterfeit is fake or made in imitation.(adjective)
An example of counterfeit is money that is not produced by the proper authorities.
Counterfeit is defined as an imitation or forgery.(noun)
An example of counterfeit is a one hundred dollar bill made at home.
To counterfeit is defined as to produce a fake version of something.(verb)
An example of counterfeit is the action taken by imposters who print their own money.
See counterfeit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME countrefete < OFr contrefait, pp. of contrefaire, to make in opposition, imitate < contre-, counter- + faire < L facere, to make, do
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See counterfeit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb coun·ter·feit·ed, coun·ter·feit·ing, coun·ter·feits verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English countrefeten
Origin: , from contrefet, made in imitation
Origin: , from Old French contrefait
Origin: , past participle of contrefaire, to counterfeit
Origin: : contre-, counter-
Origin: + faire, to make (from Latin facere; see dhē- in Indo-European roots).
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