Definitions for obverseˈɒb vɜrs; ɒbˈvɜrs, ˈɒb vɜrs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ob•verseˈɒb vɜrs; ɒbˈvɜrs, ˈɒb vɜrs(n.; adj.)
the side of a coin, medal, flag, etc., that bears the principal design
Ref: (opposed to reverse ).
the front or principal surface of anything.
a proposition obtained from another by obversion.
(adj.)facing the observer.
corresponding to something else as a counterpart.
having the base narrower than the top, as a leaf.
Origin of obverse:
1650–60; < L obversus turned toward or against, ptp. of obvertere=ob-ob-+vertere to turn
the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides
"the obverse of this issue"
the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design
The heads side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that has the principal design.
The medal had a cross on the obverse and had a name inscribed on the reverse.
The double negative of a statement e.g. All men are mortal => No men are immortal
Turned or facing toward the observer.
The obverse side of the gravestone has the inscription.
When you speak clearly, people understand you. If you mumble, the obverse effect is observed.
Origin: From Latin.
having the base, or end next the attachment, narrower than the top, as a leaf
the face of a coin which has the principal image or inscription upon it; -- the other side being the reverse
anything necessarily involved in, or answering to, another; the more apparent or conspicuous of two possible sides, or of two corresponding things