counterclockwise love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a direction opposite to the rotating hands of a clock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise.
  • adj. Moving or located in the direction of rotation opposite from clockwise

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. in the opposite direction to that in which the hands of a clock rotate, as viewed from in front of the clock face; -- of rotatory motion or spiral direction. Opposite of clockwise, or right-handed

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Contrary to the direction of rotation of the hands of a clock: frequently used in physics to define the direction of rotation: as, the amperian currents about the north-pointing pole of a magnet are counter-clockwise.
  • In a direction contrary to that of the movement of the hands of a clock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move
  • adj. in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock


counter- + clock + -wise (Wiktionary)


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  • Instantly the mouse began running in counterclockwise circles as if hell-bent on winning a murine Olympics.

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  • Repeat with your foot moving in a counterclockwise direction.

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  • Once the pilgrims have ritually cleansed and incanted, they circle the cage counterclockwise, reaching over each other to feel its metal lattice and lunging forward to let their lips linger on the Arabic lettering at its corners.

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