- Counterpart Coun"ter*part` (koun"t[~e]r*p[aum]rt`), n.
1. A part corresponding to another part; anything which
answers, or corresponds, to another; a copy; a duplicate;
3. A person who closely resembles another. [1913 Webster]
4. A thing may be applied to another thing so as to fit perfectly, as a seal to its impression; hence, a thing which is adapted to another thing, or which supplements it; that which serves to complete or complement anything; hence, a person or thing having qualities lacking in another; an opposite. [1913 Webster]
O counterpart Of our soft sex, well are you made our lords. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.