1 directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement" [syn: rearward]
2 reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect [syn: inverse]
3 of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear" [ant: forward]
1 a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true" [syn: contrary, opposite]
2 the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
3 an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reversal, setback, blow, black eye]
5 (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
1 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" [syn: change by reversal, turn]
2 turn inside out or upside down [syn: invert]
3 rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill" [syn: overrule, overturn, override, overthrow]
4 annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence" [syn: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate]
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)s
- 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 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 reverse out
Reverse may refer to:
- The reverse side of currency or a flag; see Obverse and reverse
- A change in the direction of:
- Reverse lookup as in:
In sports and other games
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