Simple Definition of counterpart
: someone or something that has the same job or purpose as another
Full Definition of counterpart
1 : one of two corresponding copies of a legal instrument : duplicate
2 a : a thing that fits another perfectly b : something that completes : complement
3 a : one remarkably similar to another b : one having the same function or characteristics as another <college presidents and their counterparts in business>
Examples of counterpart
The secretary of defense met with his counterparts in Asia to discuss the nuclear crisis.
Metal tools replaced their stone counterparts many, many years ago.
the lead actress and her male counterpart
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Rhymes with counterpart
à la carte, anti-art, applecart, beauty part, bleeding heart, Bonaparte, egg and dart, fall apart, flying start, for one's part, heart-to-heart, Liddell Hart, lose one's heart, martial art, mini-mart, on one's part, open-heart, plastic art, poles apart, purpleheart, Purple Heart, running start, set apart, take apart, underpart, upperpart
COUNTERPART Defined for Kids
Definition of counterpart
: a person or thing that is very like or equivalent to another person or thing
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