Definitions for reverse

Definitions for (noun) reverse

Main entry: turnabout, turnaround, reversal, reverse, reversion

Definition: turning in the opposite direction

Main entry: reverse

Definition: (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction

Main entry: reverse, reverse gear

Definition: the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed

Main entry: reverse, verso

Definition: the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design

Main entry: blow, setback, black eye, reversal, reverse

Definition: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Main entry: contrary, reverse, opposite

Definition: a relation of direct opposition

Usage: we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

Definitions for (verb) reverse

Main entry: turn, change by reversal, reverse

Definition: change to the contrary

Usage: 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

Main entry: invert, turn back, reverse

Definition: turn inside out or upside down

Main entry: reverse, invert

Definition: reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of

Usage: when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb

Main entry: overthrow, overturn, override, overrule, reverse

Definition: rule against

Usage: The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Main entry: vacate, countermand, overturn, lift, annul, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke

Definition: cancel officially

Usage: He revoked the ban on smoking; lift an embargo; vacate a death sentence

Definitions for (adj) reverse

Main entry: inverse, reverse

Definition: reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

Main entry: reverse, rearward

Definition: directed or moving toward the rear

Usage: a rearward glance; a rearward movement

Main entry: reverse

Definition: of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle

Usage: in reverse gear

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