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n 1: a relation of direct opposition; “we thought Sue was older
than Bill but just the reverse was true”
2: the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
3: an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something
that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reversal
, black eye
4: the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal
design [syn: verso
] [ant: obverse
5: (American football) a running play in which a back running
in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the
6: turning in the opposite direction [syn: reversion
adj 1: directed or moving toward the rear; “a rearward glance”
2: reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
3: of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a
motor vehicle; “in reverse gear”
v 1: change to the contrary; “The trend was reversed”
; “the tides
turned against him”
; “public opinion turned when it was
revealed that the president had an affair with a White
[syn: change by reversal
2: turn inside out or upside down [syn: invert
3: rule against; “The Republicans were overruled when the House
voted on the bill”
4: annul by recalling or rescinding; “He revoked the ban on
; “lift an embargo”
; “vacate a death sentence”
English → English
(r[-e]*v[~e]rs"), n. [Cf. F. revers. See
1. That which appears or is presented when anything, as a
lance, a line, a course of conduct, etc., is reverted or
turned contrary to its natural direction.
He did so with the reverse of the lance. --Sir W.
2. That which is directly opposite or contrary to something
else; a contrary; an opposite. --Chaucer.
And then mistook reverse of wrong for right. --Pope.
To make everything the reverse of what they have
seen, is quite as easy as to destroy. --Burke.
3. The act of reversing; complete change; reversal; hence,
total change in circumstances or character; especially, a
change from better to worse; misfortune; a check or
defeat; as, the enemy met with a reverse.
The strange reverse of fate you see;
I pitied you, now you may pity me. --Dryden.
By a reverse of fortune, Stephen becomes rich.
4. The back side; as, the reverse of a drum or trench; the
reverse of a medal or coin, that is, the side opposite to
. See Obverse
5. A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand;
a backhanded stroke. [Obs.] --Shak.
6. (Surg.) A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the
direction of the bandage is changed.
, a. [OE. revers, OF. revers, L. reversus, p.
p. of revertere. See Revert
1. Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction;
hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order
or method. “A vice reverse unto this.”
2. Turned upside down; greatly disturbed. [Obs.]
He found the sea diverse
With many a windy storm reverse. --Gower.
3. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Reversed; as, a reverse shell.
(Surv.), the bearing of a back station as
observed from the station next in advance.
(Railways), a curve like the letter S, formed
of two curves bending in opposite directions.
(Mil.), a fire in the rear.
(Math.), an operation the steps of which
are taken in a contrary order to that in which the same or
similar steps are taken in another operation considered as
direct; an operation in which that is sought which in
another operation is given, and that given which in the
other is sought; as, finding the length of a pendulum from
its time of vibration is the reverse operation to finding
the time of vibration from the length.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reversed
(r[-e]*v[~e]rst");p. pr. & vb. n. Reversing
, a., and cf. Revert
1. To turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to
cause to depart.
And that old dame said many an idle verse,
Out of her daughter's heart fond fancies to reverse.
2. To cause to return; to recall. [Obs.]
And to his fresh remembrance did reverse
The ugly view of his deformed crimes. --Spenser.
3. To change totally; to alter to the opposite.
Reverse the doom of death. --Shak.
She reversed the conduct of the celebrated vicar of
Bray. --Sir W.
4. To turn upside down; to invert.
A pyramid reversed may stand upon his point if
balanced by admirable skill. --Sir W.
5. Hence, to overthrow; to subvert.
These can divide, and these reverse, the state.
Custom . . . reverses even the distinctions of good
and evil. --Rogers.
6. (Law) To overthrow by a contrary decision; to make void;
to under or annual for error; as, to reverse a judgment,
sentence, or decree.
(Mil.), a position of a soldier in which the
piece passes between the right elbow and the body at an
angle of 45[deg], and is held as in the illustration.
To reverse an engine
or To reverse a machine
, to cause it
to perform its revolutions or action in the opposite
Syn: To overturn; overset; invert; overthrow; subvert;
repeal; annul; revoke; undo.
, v. i.
1. To return; to revert. [Obs.] --Spenser.
2. To become or be reversed.