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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) 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.

2. (adj.) Having a false resemblance to something else; portrayed.

3. (adv.) Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist.

4. (n.) That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart.

5. (n.) 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.

6. (n.) One who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates another; an impostor; a cheat.

7. (v. t.) To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person.

8. (v. t.) 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.

9. (v. i.) To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend.

10. (v. i.) To make counterfeits.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

koun'-ter-fit (kibdelos, anatupoo, homoioo): "Counterfeit" occurs as the translation of kibdelos, "mixed with dross," "not genuine" (The Wisdom of Solomon 15:9, "to make counterfeit things," the Revised Version (British and American) "mouldeth counterfeits," "spurious things, imitations"); 2:16 the Revised Version (British and American) "base metal" (compare Septuagint Leviticus 19:19 Deuteronomy 22:11, "mingled garment," and 2 Corinthians 13:5, 6, adokimos, "reprobate" (silver)). "Counterfeit" in the older sense of a representation occurs in The Wisdom of Solomon 14:17 (anatupoo, "to make a likeness"), "counterfeit of his visage," the Revised Version (British and American) "imagining the likeness from afar," and Ecclesiasticus 38:27 (homoioo, "to make like"), "to counterfeit imagery," the Revised Version (British and American) "to preserve likeness in his portraiture."

W. L. Walker

1384. dokimos -- tested, approved
... 1383 (). 1384 () was used for the proving (testing) of coins, ie confirming
they were (not counterfeit, corrupted).]. Word Origin ...
// - 7k

96. adokimos -- Admin, an Israelite
... adokimos Phonetic Spelling: (ad-ok'-ee-mos) Short Definition: failing to pass the
test Definition: failing to pass the test, unapproved, counterfeit. ...
// - 6k

4112. plastos -- formed, molded
... Transliteration: plastos Phonetic Spelling: (plas-tos') Short Definition: formed,
molded, feigned Definition: formed, molded; fig: feigned, made up, counterfeit ...
// - 7k


The Real High Priest and his Counterfeit
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/the real high priest and.htm

Christ and Pilate: the True King and his Counterfeit
in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/christ and pilate the true.htm

... A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and
all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility. ...
// overcoming life/humility.htm

... (1.) The first counterfeit of sanctification is moral virtue. ... Acts 17:18. (2.) The
second counterfeit of sanctification is superstitious devotion. ...
// body of divinity/5 sanctification.htm

... be precious!"and, just in proportion as things are valuable and precious amongst
men, so much trouble and risk will human speculators take to counterfeit them ...
// iii charity.htm

Chapter i.
... For thus you will be disposed also to counterfeit what is good, if nothing is kept
in view except the praise of man; who, inasmuch as he cannot see the heart ...
/...// lords sermon on the mount/chapter i 2.htm

Book 13 Footnotes
... son of Antiochus Epiphanes, and was owned for such by the Jews and Romans, and many
others, and yet is by several historians deemed to be a counterfeit, and of ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/book 13 footnotes.htm

Caution against Imprudent Zeal in Preaching the Gospel.
... It was part of the business of the money-changer to distinguish genuine
from counterfeit coin. So Christ might have given this rule ...
/.../section 183 caution against imprudent.htm

Of the Illusion of Abbot John.
... as to affect his worn out body with a weariness that was unnecessary, indeed that
was harmful to the spirit; as he was deceived by a counterfeit coin, and ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxi of the illusion.htm

Whether Craftiness is a Special Sin?
... the flesh; secondly, when, in order to obtain a certain end, whether good or evil,
a man uses means that are not true but fictitious and counterfeit, and this ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether craftiness is a special.htm

Counterfeit (3 Occurrences)
... a.) Fabricated in imitation of something else, with a view to defraud by passing
the false copy for genuine or original; as, counterfeit antiques; counterfeit...
/c/counterfeit.htm - 9k

Flash (19 Occurrences)
... 13. (a.) Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar; as, flash
jewelry; flash finery. 14. (a.) Wearing showy, counterfeit...
/f/flash.htm - 13k

Disguise (7 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask;
as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's sentiments, character, or intentions. ...
/d/disguise.htm - 9k

Utter (111 Occurrences)
... hence, to put in circulation, as money; to put off, as currency; to cause to pass
in trade; -- often used, specifically, of the issue of counterfeit notes or ...
/u/utter.htm - 35k

Unfeigned (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Not feigned; not counterfeit; not hypocritical; real;
sincere; genuine; as, unfeigned piety; unfeigned love to man. Int. ...
/u/unfeigned.htm - 8k

Genuine (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock;
native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic ...
/g/genuine.htm - 9k

Imitate (13 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities,
conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy. ...
/i/imitate.htm - 10k

Intend (30 Occurrences)
... 8. (vt) To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold. 9. (vt) To
pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
/i/intend.htm - 18k

Feigned (8 Occurrences)
... 1. (imp. & pp) of Feign. 2. (a.) Not real or genuine; pretended; counterfeit; insincere;
false. Multi-Version Concordance Feigned (8 Occurrences). ...
/f/feigned.htm - 9k

Falsehood (107 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness. 4. (n.) A counterfeit; a false
appearance; an imposture. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FALSEHOOD. ...
/f/falsehood.htm - 36k

Bible Concordance
Counterfeit (3 Occurrences)

2 Thessalonians 2:9 even he whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
(See NIV)

2 Timothy 3:8 Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
(See RSV)

1 John 2:27 As for you, the anointing which you received from him remains in you, and you don't need for anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, you will remain in him.
(See NIV)



Related Terms

Flash (19 Occurrences)

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Utter (111 Occurrences)

Unfeigned (5 Occurrences)

Genuine (9 Occurrences)

Imitate (13 Occurrences)

Intend (30 Occurrences)

Feigned (8 Occurrences)

Falsehood (107 Occurrences)

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Fashion (24 Occurrences)

Feign (11 Occurrences)

Forger (1 Occurrence)

Fraudulent (2 Occurrences)

Resemble (15 Occurrences)

Real (26 Occurrences)

Mockery (12 Occurrences)

Mock (43 Occurrences)

Publish (22 Occurrences)

Borrow (10 Occurrences)

Brick (10 Occurrences)

Belie (1 Occurrence)

Counterpart (2 Occurrences)


Coin (9 Occurrences)

Act (204 Occurrences)

Slip (22 Occurrences)

Sham (1 Occurrence)

Pass (1172 Occurrences)

Cast (640 Occurrences)



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