opposite or contrary in position, direction, order, or character:
an impression reverse to what was intended; in reverse sequence.
with the back or rear part toward the observer:
the reverse side of a fabric.
pertaining to or producing movement in a mechanism opposite to that made under ordinary running conditions:
a reverse gear; a reverse turbine.
acting in a manner opposite or contrary to that which is usual, as an appliance or apparatus.
noting or pertaining to an image like that seen in a mirror; backward; reversed.
noting or pertaining to printed matter in which what is normally white, as the page of a book, appears as black, and vice versa.
the opposite or contrary of something.
the back or rear of anything.
the side of a coin, medal, etc., that does not bear the principal design (opposed to obverse).
the side of an ancient coin that was struck by the upper die.
an adverse change of fortune; a misfortune, check, or defeat:
to meet with an unexpected reverse.
the condition of being reversed:
to throw an engine into reverse.
a reversing mechanism.
Football. a play on offense in which one back running laterally hands the ball to another back who is running in the opposite direction and who then makes either an end run or a cutback.
Bridge. reverse bid.
Printing. printed matter in which areas that normally appear as white are printed in black, and vice versa.
verb (used with object), reversed, reversing.
to turn in an opposite position; transpose:
The printer accidently reversed two chapters of the book.
to turn in the opposite direction; send on the opposite course.
to turn inside out or upside down.
to change the direction of running of (a mechanism).
to cause (a mechanism) to run in a direction opposite to that in which it commonly runs.
to revoke or annul (a decree, judgment, etc.):
to reverse a verdict.
to alter to the opposite in character or tendency; change completely.
to turn in the opposite order:
to reverse the process of evolution.
Printing. to print as a reverse.
verb (used without object), reversed, reversing.
to shift into reverse gear:
The driver drove forward, then reversed.
(of a mechanism) to be reversed.
to turn or move in the opposite or contrary direction, as in dancing.
Bridge. to make a reverse bid.
verb (mainly transitive)
to turn or set in an opposite direction, order, or position
to change into something different or contrary; alter completely: reverse one’s policy
(also intransitive) to move or cause to move backwards or in an opposite direction: to reverse a car
to run (machinery, etc) in the opposite direction to normal
to turn inside out
(law) to revoke or set aside (a judgment, decree, etc); annul
(often foll by out) to print from plates so made that white lettering or design of (a page, text, display, etc) appears on a black or coloured background
(military) reverse arms, to turn one’s arms upside down, esp as a token of mourning
reverse the charge, reverse the charges, to make a telephone call at the recipient’s expense
the opposite or contrary of something
the back or rear side of something
a change to an opposite position, state, or direction
a change for the worse; setback or defeat
the mechanism or gears by which machinery, a vehicle, etc, can be made to reverse its direction
(as modifier): reverse gear
the side of a coin bearing a secondary design Compare obverse (sense 5)
printed matter in which normally black or coloured areas, esp lettering, appear white, and vice versa
(as modifier): reverse plates
in reverse, in an opposite or backward direction
the reverse of, emphatically not; not at all: he was the reverse of polite when I called
opposite or contrary in direction, position, order, nature, etc; turned backwards
back to front; inverted
operating or moving in a manner contrary to that which is usual
denoting or relating to a mirror image
- Reversed coarctation
reversed coarctation re·versed coarctation (rĭ-vûrst’) n. Aortic arch syndrome in which blood pressure in the arms is lower than that in the legs.
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1. an alphabetical list of words spelled in reversed order, of use especially to linguists and cryptographers. 2. a thesauruslike dictionary alphabetizing meanings and concepts under which are listed the related words that are defined or explained. 3. a dictionary of alphabetized word elements, as prefixes, suffixes, and roots, with lists of the words derived […]
noun 1. the unfair treatment of members of majority groups resulting from preferential policies, as in college admissions or employment, intended to remedy earlier discrimination against minorities.