from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of a check or other commercial paper retained by the issuer as a record of a transaction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the part of a cheque that is retained in the chequebook as a record; a stub
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of a tally, formerly in the exchequer, which was kept by an officer in that court, the other, called the stock, being delivered to the person who had lent the king money on the account; -- called also counterstock.
- n. The part of a writing (as the stub of a bank check) in which are noted the main particulars contained in the corresponding part, which has been issued.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of a tally formerly struck in the English Exchequer which was kept by an officer in that court, the other, called the stock, being delivered to the person who had lent the king money on the account. Also called counterstock.
- n. A part of a document, such as a bank-check or draft, which is retained by the person givingthe document, and on which is written a memorandum of the main particulars contained in the principal document; a stub.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the part of a check that is retained as a record
The key "Swiftboater" John O'Neill had first been used as a 'counterfoil' to John Kerry by Richard Nixon.
On his return from Vietnam O'Neill was tapped by the Nixon Administration to act, in the words of Chuck Colson, as a "counterfoil" to Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
John O'Neill had first been used as a 'counterfoil' to John Kerry by Richard Nixon. running an operation to jam Democratic Party phones during the 2002 election in New Hampshire? robocalls in Virginia.
These included establishing diplomatic relations with China and developing it as a counterfoil to Soviet influence; breaking Egypt loose from the Soviet sphere; supporting Soviet dissidents and helping to greatly increase the emigration of Russian Jews; and accelerating the development of advanced weaponry such as cruise missiles and precision bombs, where the United States held a huge technological advantage over the Soviets.
I admire him for his innovative magic systems as well as his ability to constantly give readers a different story from his previous books & since this book is like a counterfoil to the story told in Elantris, comparison will be inevitable.
Davey Campbell acts as a violent counterfoil to Gerry as they continue to head towards a confrontation of which the outcome is unclear.
By Celia Deane-Drummond 1. Transhumanism as counterfoil to wisdom
Some of the slogans were painted on the counterfoil of some streets and others on posters that were fastened to poles and buildings.
He handed back the book to Lagune, open at the blank counterfoil of a cheque that had been removed.
“Surely,” he said, “he has not — Will you read it out — the cheque, the counterfoil I mean, that I am unable to see?”