reverse, contrary, opposite(noun)
a relation of direct opposition
"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
reverse, reverse gear(noun)
the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye(noun)
an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
(American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround(adj)
turning in the opposite direction
directed or moving toward the rear
"a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"
of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
"in reverse gear"
reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
change by reversal, turn, reverse(verb)
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 House intern"
turn back, invert, reverse(verb)
turn inside out or upside down
overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)
"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)
"He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
"when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb"
The opposite of something.
We believed the Chinese weren't ready for us. In fact, the reverse was true.
The act of going backwards; a reversal.
A piece of misfortune; a setback.
The tails side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that is opposite the obverse.
The side of something facing away from a viewer, or from what is considered the front; the other side.
The gear setting of an automobile that makes it travel backwards.
To turn something around such that it faces in the opposite direction.
To turn something inside out or upside down.
To transpose the positions of two things.
To return, come back.
To revoke a law, or to change a decision into its opposite.
To cause a mechanism or a vehicle to operate or move in the opposite direction.
To change the direction of a reaction such that the products become the reactants and vice-versa.
To place a set of points in the reverse position
to move from the normal position to the reverse position
In a reverse way or direction; upside-down.
Opposite, contrary; going in the opposite direction.
Pertaining to engines, vehicle movement etc. moving in a direction opposite to the usual direction.
He selected reverse gear.
to be in the non-default position; to be set for the lesser-used route.
Origin: From revers (noun, adjective), reversser (verb), revers (noun, adjectve), reverser (verb), and their source, reversus (past participle), reversare (verb), from re- + versare.
turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction; hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order or method
turned upside down; greatly disturbed
reversed; as, a reverse shell
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
that which is directly opposite or contrary to something else; a contrary; an opposite
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 back side; as, the reverse of a drum or trench; the reverse of a medal or coin, that is, the side opposite to the obverse. See Obverse
a thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand; a backhanded stroke
a turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the direction of the bandage is changed
to turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to cause to depart
to cause to return; to recall
to change totally; to alter to the opposite
to turn upside down; to invert
hence, to overthrow; to subvert
to overthrow by a contrary decision; to make void; to under or annual for error; as, to reverse a judgment, sentence, or decree
to return; to revert
to become or be reversed
Origin: [OE. revers, OF. revers, L. reversus, p. p. of revertere. See Revert.]
A reverse is a relatively common trick play in American football that involves one or more abrupt changes in the lateral flow of a rushing play.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-vėrs′, v.t. to place in the contrary order or position: to change wholly: to overthrow: to change by an opposite decision: to annul: to revoke, as a decree: to recall.—n. that which is reversed: the opposite: the back, esp. of a coin or medal: change: misfortune: a calamity: in fencing, a back-handed stroke: (her.) the exact contrary of what has been described just before, as an escutcheon.—adj. turned backward: having an opposite direction: upset.—n. Rever′sal, act of reversing.—adj. Reversed′, turned or changed to the contrary: inside out: (bot.) resupinate.—adv. Rever′sedly.—adj. Reverse′less, unalterable.—adv. Reverse′ly, in a reverse order: on the other hand: on the opposite.—ns. Rever′ser (Scots law), a mortgager of land; Rever′si, a game played by two persons with sixty-four counters; Reversibil′ity, the capability of being reversed, as of heat into work and work into heat.—adj. Rever′sible, that may be reversed, as in a fabric having both sides well finished.—ns. Rever′sing-cyl′inder, the cylinder of a small auxiliary steam-engine; Rever′sing-gear, those parts of a steam-engine by which the direction of the motion is changed; Rever′sing-lē′ver, a lever in a steam-engine which operates the slide-valve; Rever′sing-machine′, a moulding-machine in founding, in which the flask can be reversed; Rever′sing-mō′tion, any mechanism for changing the direction of motion of an engine; Rever′sing-shaft, a shaft which permits a reversal of the order of steam passage through the ports; Rever′sing-valve, the valve of a reversing-cylinder; Rever′sion, the act of reverting or returning: that which reverts or returns: the return or future possession of any property after some particular event: the right to future possession: (biol.) return to some type of ancestral character: return to the wild state after domestication.—adj. Rever′sionary, relating to a reversion: to be enjoyed in succession: atavic.—ns. Rever′sioner; Rever′sis, an old French game of cards in which the aim was to take the fewest tricks.—adj. Rever′sive.—n. Rever′so (print.), any one of the left-hand pages of a book.—Reverse a battery, to turn the current of electricity by means of a commutator; Reverse shell, a univalve shell which has its volutions the reversed way of the common screw; Reversionary annuity, a deferred annuity. [L. reversus, pa.p. of revertĕre, to turn back—re-, back, vertĕre, to turn.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A change; a vicissitude. Also, the flank at the other extremity from the pivot of a division is termed the reverse flank.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A change for the worse, or partial defeat.
To cause a mode of transport or a vehicle to operate or move in a specific direction according to the manufacturers design.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'reverse' in Verbs Frequency: #665
The numerical value of reverse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of reverse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- Rückwärtsgang, umgekehrtGerman
- al revés, reverso, marcha atrás, en sentido contrarioSpanish
- marche arrièreFrench
- ribaltato, retromarcia, invertito, inversoItalian
- 裏返す, 逆進, あべこべ, 裏, 覆す, 逆, 逆転Japanese
- marcha ré, inverter, reverter, ré, versoPortuguese
- întoarce, inversă, contrariu, abroga, spate, bascula, verso, revers, răsturna, dos, răsturnat, invers, anula, revocaRomanian
- противоположный, обратныйRussian
- скасувати, касуватиUkrainian
- số deVietnamese
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