Definitions for obverseˈɒb vɜrs; ɒbˈvɜrs, ˈɒb vɜrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obverse(noun)

    the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides

    "the obverse of this issue"

  2. obverse(noun)

    the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design


  1. obverse(Noun)

    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.

  2. obverse(Noun)

    The double negative of a statement e.g. All men are mortal => No men are immortal

  3. obverse(Adjective)

    Turned or facing toward the observer.

    The obverse side of the gravestone has the inscription.

  4. obverse(Adjective)

    Corresponding; complementary.

    When you speak clearly, people understand you. If you mumble, the obverse effect is observed.

  5. Origin: From Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obverse(adj)

    having the base, or end next the attachment, narrower than the top, as a leaf

  2. Obverse(adj)

    the face of a coin which has the principal image or inscription upon it; -- the other side being the reverse

  3. Obverse(adj)

    anything necessarily involved in, or answering to, another; the more apparent or conspicuous of two possible sides, or of two corresponding things

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  1. verbose

  2. observe

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