counterplot

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From counter- +‎ plot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkaʊn.tə.plɒt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkaʊn.tɚ.plɑt/
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

counterplot (plural counterplots)

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

Hypernyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

counterplot (third-person singular simple present counterplots, present participle counterplotting, simple past and past participle counterplotted)

  1. (intransitive, transitive) To form a plot or plan in opposition to the actions of another.
    • De Quincey
      Every wile had proved abortive, every plot had been counterplotted.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter VI, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, [], OCLC 928184292, book V:
      [] for while art made him more than ever reserved to Sophia, and forbad him to address any of his discourse to her, nay, to avoid meeting her eyes, with the utmost caution; nature was no less busy in counterplotting him.

Translations[edit]