Definition of Countermove

1. Noun. An attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc..

Exact synonyms: Counterattack
Generic synonyms: Attack, Onrush, Onset, Onslaught
Specialized synonyms: Riposte
Derivative terms: Counterattack



Definition of Countermove

1. v. t. & i. To move in a contrary direction to.

2. n. A movement in opposition to another.

Definition of Countermove

1. Noun. A move in opposition or response to a preceding move. ¹

2. Verb. To move in opposition or in retaliation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Countermove

1. [v -MOVED, -MOVING, -MOVES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Countermove

countermine
countermined
countermines
countermining
countermobilization
countermobilizations
countermobilize
countermobilized
countermobilizes
countermobilizing
countermodel
countermodels
countermortar fire
countermotion
countermotions
countermove (current term)
countermoved
countermovement
countermovements
countermoves
countermoving
countermure
countermured
countermures
countermuring
countermyth
countermyths
counternarcotics
counternarrative
counternarratives

Literary usage of Countermove

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1. The Rogerenes; Some Hitherto Unpublished Annals Belonging to the Colonial by John Rogers Bolles, Anna Bolles Williams (1904)
"The particulars of this countermove are as follows: — April 22, 1716, there is an entry into ... Proof of the exact date of this countermove and that the ..."

2. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"Yet every move has its countermove, and it is only a question of weeks until the Allies divine the counterstroke to the new German submarine, when we shall ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... which are incident to uur curious system of party government. Westminster Ree., CXXV. 448. countermove (koun-tér-moV), rt or t. ; prêt. and pp. ..."

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