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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 coun·ter·feit /ˈkaʊntɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·ter·feit a.
 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. “No counterfeit gem.”
 3. Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist. “An arrant counterfeit rascal.”
 Syn: -- Forged; fictitious; spurious; false.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit
            emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of
            art"; "a counterfeit prince" [syn: imitative] [ant: genuine]
      n : a copy that is represented as the original [syn: imitation,
      v : make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the
          signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She
          forged a Green Card" [syn: forge, fake]