reverse

  • 1 Reverse — may refer to: *The reverse side of currency or a flag; see Obverse and reverse *A change in the direction of: **the movement of a motor or other prime mover; see Transmission (mechanics) **an engineering design: see Reverse engineering **a jet… …

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  • 2 Reverse — Re*verse (r[ e]*v[ e]rs ), n. [Cf. F. revers. See {Reverse}, a.] 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. [1913 Webster] He did so …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Reverse — Re*verse , 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Reverse — Re*verse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reversed} (r[ e]*v[ e]rst );p. pr. & vb. n. {Reversing}.] [See {Reverse}, a., and cf. {Revert}.] 1. To turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to cause to depart. [1913 Webster] And that old dame said… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 reverse — vb 1 Reverse, transpose, invert can all mean to change to the contrary or opposite side or position. Reverse is the most general of these terms, implying a change to the opposite not only in side or position but also in direction, order, sequence …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 reverse — re·verse vb re·versed, re·vers·ing vt: to set aside or make void (a judgment or decision) by a contrary decision compare affirm vi: to reverse a decision or judgment for these reasons, we reverse re·ver·si·ble adj …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 reverse — ► VERB 1) move backwards. 2) make (something) the opposite of what it was. 3) turn the other way round or up or inside out. 4) revoke or annul (a judgement by a lower court or authority). 5) (of an engine) work in a contrary direction. ►… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 reverse — [n1] opposite about face, antipode, antipole, antithesis, back, bottom, change of mind, contra, contradiction, contradictory, contrary, converse, counter, counterpole, flip flop*, flip side*, inverse, other side, overturning, rear, regression,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 reverse — [ri vʉrs′] adj. [ME revers < OFr < L reversus, pp. of revertere: see REVERT] 1. a) turned backward; opposite or contrary, as in position, direction, order, etc. b) with the back showing or in view 2. reversing the usual effect so as to show …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 reversé — reversé, ée (re vèr sé, sée) part. passé de reverser1. Le vin versé fut bu ; le vin reversé fut bu aussi …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 Reverse — Re*verse , v. i. 1. To return; to revert. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To become or be reversed. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Reverse — Reverse, ein tuchartiges Wollenzeug …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 reverse — → autoreverse …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 14 reverse — An informal name for a reverse repurchase agreement. American Banker Glossary * * * ▪ I. reverse re‧verse 1 [rɪˈvɜːs ǁ ɜːrs] verb [transitive] 1. to change something such as a decision, judgement, or process so that it is the opposite of what it… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 reverse — re|verse1 [rıˈvə:s US ə:rs] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(opposite)¦ 2¦(car)¦ 3¦(change position/purpose)¦ 4¦(turn something over)¦ 5 reverse yourself 6 reverse the charges ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(OPPOSITE)¦ [T] to change something, such as a decision, judgment, or process …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 reverse — [[t]rɪvɜ͟ː(r)s[/t]] ♦♦♦ reverses, reversing, reversed 1) VERB When someone or something reverses a decision, policy, or trend, they change it to the opposite decision, policy, or trend. [V n] They have made it clear they will not reverse the… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 reverse — 1 verb 1 CHANGE STH (T) to change something, such as a decision, judgment, or process so that it is the opposite of what it was before: The court of appeal reversed the original verdict and set the prisoner free. | What can we do to reverse the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 reverse — reversedly /ri verr sid lee, verrst lee/, adv. reversely, adv. reverser, n. /ri verrs /, adj., n., v., reversed, reversing. adj. 1. opposite or contrary in position, direction, order, or character: an impression reverse to what was intended; in… …

    Universalium

  • 19 reverse — n. setback 1) to suffer, sustain a reverse 2) a serious; slight; tactical reverse 3) financial reverses reverse gear 4) to put a transmission into reverse 5) to go into, shift into reverse 6) in reverse reversing mechanism 7) an (automatic)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 reverse — re|verse1 [ rı vɜrs ] verb ** 1. ) transitive to change the order or development of events, a process, or a situation to be the opposite of what it was: The effects of the disease can only be reversed by a bone marrow donation. The stock market… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English