What does invert mean?

Definitions for invertɪnˈvɜrt; ˈɪn vɜrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invert(verb)

    make an inversion (in a musical composition)

    "here the theme is inverted"

  2. invert, reverse(verb)

    reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of

    "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb"

  3. turn back, invert, reverse(verb)

    turn inside out or upside down


  1. invert(Noun)

    A homosexual man.

  2. invert(Noun)

    An inverted arch (as in a sewer). *

  3. invert(Noun)

    The base of a tunnel on which the road or railway may be laid and used when construction is through unstable ground. It may be flat or form a continuous curve with the tunnel arch.

  4. invert(Noun)

    The lowest point inside a pipe at a certain point.

  5. invert(Noun)

    An elevation of a pipe at a certain point along the pipe.

  6. invert(Verb)

    To turn (something) upside down or inside out.

  7. invert(Verb)

    To move (the root note of a chord) up or down an octave, resulting in a change in pitch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invert(verb)

    to turn over; to put upside down; to upset; to place in a contrary order or direction; to reverse; as, to invert a cup, the order of words, rules of justice, etc

  2. Invert(verb)

    to change the position of; -- said of tones which form a chord, or parts which compose harmony

  3. Invert(verb)

    to divert; to convert to a wrong use

  4. Invert(verb)

    to convert; to reverse; to decompose by, or subject to, inversion. See Inversion, n., 10

  5. Invert(verb)

    to undergo inversion, as sugar

  6. Invert(adj)

    subjected to the process of inversion; inverted; converted; as, invert sugar

  7. Invert(noun)

    an inverted arch

  8. Origin: [L. invertere, inversum; pref. in- in + vertere to turn. See Verse.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Invert

    in-vėrt′, v.t. to turn in or about: to turn upside down: to reverse: to change the customary order or position.—n. (archit.) an inverted arch or vault, as the floor of a sewer, &c.—adj. Inver′ted, turned upside down: reversed: (geol.) denoting strata that appear to have been reversed or folded back by upheaval.—adv. Inver′tedly, in an inverted or contrary manner.—Inverted arch, an arch with its curve turned downwards, as in a sewer. [L. invertĕre, inversumin, in, vertĕre, to turn.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invert in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barry Sternlicht:

    The market is going to invert. I think we should be prepared for it.

  2. Democratic Senator Richard Durbin:

    When corporations choose to invert and don't pay their fair share of taxes, they leave the rest of us to pick up the tab. That isn't right.

Images & Illustrations of invert

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