||a counter in a store that is stocked with items to be sold at reduced prices.
||a check available at a bank to customers with accounts, for making withdrawals.
||an aggressive campaign by the Roman Catholic Church in the sixteenth century that was aimed at countering the effects in Europe of the Protestant Reformation.
||(chiefly American) a commonly used word whose current meanings have little relationship to its original meaning, such as "nice" or "terrible".
||an instrument that detects radiation by means of a gas that ionizes when in the presence of radioactive emanations, and that also measures it by a device that counts the electrical pulses emitted by the ionized gas.
|over the counter
||from or by a stockbroker as opposed to the stock exchange.
||of drugs or medication, legally available for purchase without a prescription. [2 definitions]
|under the counter
||secretively, esp. in order to evade the law.
||secret or illegal, as sales or payments; under-the-table.