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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj counterfeit not genuine; imitating something superior "counterfeit emotion","counterfeit money","counterfeit works of art","a counterfeit prince"
    • v counterfeit make a copy of with the intent to deceive "he faked the signature","they counterfeited dollar bills","She forged a Green Card"
    • n counterfeit a copy that is represented as the original
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money
    • Counterfeit Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist. "An arrant counterfeit rascal."
    • Counterfeit 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. "No counterfeit gem."
    • Counterfeit 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."
    • Counterfeit 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."
    • Counterfeit 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."
    • Counterfeit 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."
    • Counterfeit To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend. "The knave counterfeits well; a good knave."
    • Counterfeit 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.
    • Counterfeit 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."
    • Counterfeit To make counterfeits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War
    • counterfeit Made in semblance or imitation of an original; imitated; copied; factitious.
    • counterfeit Specifically, made in imitation of an original, with a view to defraud by passing the false copy as genuine or original; forged; spurious: as, counterfeit coin; a counterfeit bond or deed; a counterfeit bill of exchange.
    • counterfeit Feigned; simulated; false; hypocritical: as, a counterfeit friend.
    • counterfeit Counterfeiting; dissembling; cheating.
    • counterfeit Deformed; unnatural.
    • n counterfeit An imitation; a copy; something made in imitation of or strongly resembling another; rarely, a likeness; a portrait; an image.
    • n counterfeit Specifically, an imitation or copy designed to pass as an original. In law: A spurious imitation of a thing which has legal value, and fashioned or intended to be used in deceit by passing it as genuine, as a coin made of base metal in the likeness of a gold coin.
    • n counterfeit One who feigns or simulates; a counterfeiter; an impostor.
    • counterfeit To make a semblance of; make or be a copy of; copy; imitate; resemble; be like.
    • counterfeit Specifically, to make a copy of without authority or right, and with a view to deceive or defraud by passing the copy as original or genuine; forge: as, to counterfeit coin, bank-notes, a seal, a bond, a deed or other instrument in writing, the handwriting or signature of another, etc.
    • counterfeit To feign; make a pretense of; simulate; pretend; put on a semblance of: as, to counterfeit piety.
    • counterfeit To make in imitation, or as a counterpart of something else.
    • counterfeit To feign or pretend to be (what one is not).
    • counterfeit Synonyms Mimic, Ape, etc. (see imitate), forge, simulate, sham, feign.
    • counterfeit To feign; dissemble; carry on a fiction or deception.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: After the U.S Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit
    • v.t Counterfeit kown′tėr-fit to imitate: to copy without authority: to forge
    • n Counterfeit something false or copied, or that pretends to be true and original
    • adj Counterfeit pretended: made in imitation of: forged: false
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  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Constancy... that small change of love, which people exact so rigidly, receive in such counterfeit coin, and repay in baser metal.”
  • Hosea Ballou
    “Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.”
  • Honore De Balzac
    “You may imitate, but never counterfeit.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “Oh worse than everything, is kindness counterfeiting absent love.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. contrefait, p. p. of contrefaire, to counterfeit; contre,L. contra,) + faire, to make, fr. L. facere,. See Counter (adv.), and Fact


In literature:

There is nothing counterfeit about the Irishman in his play.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
On one hand, they are required to keep the true Sabbath; on the other, a counterfeit.
"The United States in the Light of Prophecy" by Uriah Smith
The counterfeit bowed his head by the side of the silent Alida, without reply.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
Never was flesh so pliably counterfeited in stone as in this masterpiece.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
Some counterfeit dollars were at this time in circulation; but the manufacturers of them were not discovered.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 1" by David Collins
It was at least no modern counterfeit.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
Again, Satan has his assembly or congregational meeting which is his counterfeit of the visible Church.
"Satan" by Lewis Sperry Chafer
He counterfeited, so as to deceive you, any one's accent or pronunciation.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Raps may be counterfeited in many ways, but hardly by ventriloquism.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
To escape from a peasant who had come suddenly upon him, an opossum adopted his favourite expedient of counterfeiting death.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)

In poetry:

Those Yankees--ah! they never shun
A chance to make a dime,
And counterfeit the very sun
In keeping "Standard Time."
"The Little Clock" by Hattie Howard
"What if you new beauties see?
Will not they stir new affection?"
'I will think they pictures be,
Image-like of saint's perfection,
Poorly counterfeiting thee.'
"Astrophel And Stella-Eleventh Song" by Sir Philip Sidney
My wife has molded a coffin of lead
From the counterfeit tears of mourners.
She rests in it, calm as a saint long dead,
And the Four Winds kneel at its corners.
"Architects" by Stephen Vincent Benet
SIR PIERCE. Kind of you both
To serve a sick man's whim. My cheeks, fair lady,
Should show you some poor counterfeit of health, Some faint resemblance to a blush, remembering
My part—
"The Wynnes Of Wynhavod. Act V" by Emily Pfeiffer
—————————- A fig ————————-
That may be counterfeit, a Spanish wig:
Who cares for all that bush of curling hair,
Whilst your smooth chin is so extremely bare?
"Daphne to Apollo. Imitated From The First Book Of Ovid's Metamorphosis" by Matthew Prior
Some Indians thus the town a gazing ore
Saw a white vizard hanging at a door
& wonderd at the fighting face it wore
But that soon turning with the change of wind
They wonderd more the counterfeit to find
So like a man before & nought behind.
"Satyr VII. The Isle Of Wight" by Thomas Parnell

In news:

10,000 of counterfeit items recovered.
10,000 worth of counterfeit items recovered.
Harlingen men arrested for using counterfeit cash at carnival.
Counterfeit cash can cost you.
District Attorney Greg Edwards discussed counterfeit cash.
Man arrested with more than $900 in counterfeit bills.
Gov't to warn motorists about counterfeit air bags.
Popular Youtube knife enthusiast Cutlerylover goes over counterfeit knives in his collection.
All Videos Tagged Counterfeit BLADE magazine is the World's Number One Knife Publication.
Three charged with using counterfeit money at McDonald's.
Three people are facing charges for trying to use a counterfeit $100 bill at a McDonald's restaurant in Geddes.
Two in jail after allegedly passing counterfeit money in Northwood.
Two people are behind bars after allegedly passing counterfeit money in Northwood.
Authorities found about $900,000 in counterfeit equipment.
List of Vehicles for which Counterfeit Airbags May be Available.

In science:

If w has exactly three neighbors ui−1 , ui , ui+1 on P , we call it a counterfeit of ui (as ui and w have, apart from each other, the same neighbors on P ).
Quasirandom Rumor Spreading
Denote by C (ui ) the set of counterfeits of ui .
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Without loss of generality, we may choose P in such a way that for all i < (cid:96), ui is informed not later than any if its counterfeits.
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Now each vertex w not lying on P can contribute at most 2 to the above expression (if it has three neighbors on P , then it is also a counterfeit).
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Given enough time, a skilled digital counterfeiter can add or remove persons or objects from a scene, alter the words a person speaks and the actions they perform, and in the end produce a realistic looking video that bears no resemblance to the truth.
Improvements to time bracketed authentication