Definition of Counterplot

1. Noun. A plot intended to subvert another plot.

Exact synonyms: Counterplan
Generic synonyms: Game, Plot, Secret Plan



2. Verb. Make a plot in response to another plot.
Generic synonyms: Plot

Definition of Counterplot

1. v. t. To oppose, as another plot, by plotting; to attempt to frustrate, as a stratagem, by stratagem.

2. n. A plot or artifice opposed to another.

Definition of Counterplot

1. Noun. A plot made in opposition to another; a counterploy. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive transitive) To form a plot or plan in opposition to the actions of another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counterplot

1. [v -PLOTTED, -PLOTTING, -PLOTS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterplot

counterpicketed
counterpicketing
counterpickets
counterplan
counterplans
counterplay
counterplayer
counterplayers
counterplays
counterplea
counterplead
counterpleaded
counterpleading
counterpleads
counterpleas
counterplot (current term)
counterplots
counterplotted
counterplotter
counterplotters
counterplotting
counterploy
counterploys
counterpoint
counterpointed
counterpointing
counterpoints
counterpoise
counterpoised
counterpoises

Literary usage of Counterplot

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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1883)
"So saying, she left the vestry, leaving the miserable clergyman plunged in desolation, and more dead than alive. CHAPTER XVII. counterplot. ..."

2. Old Court Life in France by Frances Elliot (1893)
"PLOT AND counterplot. MEANWHILE, Madame de Montespan expatiated to all the Court on the impossibility of an alliance between Mademoiselle and the Comte de ..."

3. Feats on the fiord by Harriet Martineau (1883)
"PLOT AND counterplot. JHE comrades who were waiting and watching on the point were duly amazed to see three heads in the boat, on her return; ..."

4. Western Lands and Western Waters by Friedrich Gerstäcker (1864)
"A counterplot. " * ND you believe that rubbish, sir ?" the lady asked, and hurled -L\. the crumpled paper at the bridegroom's head. ..."

5. A New History of the Conquest of Mexico: In which Las Casas' Denunciations by Wilson, Robert Anderson, 1812- (1859)
"Advantage of having the person of Montezuma,—A probable plot and counterplot, 392—The Spaniards and Indians both doubtless designing treachery, 394—Fabulous ..."

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