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Overview of noun reverse

The noun reverse has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) reverse, contrary, opposite

(a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true")

2. (1) reverse, reverse gear

(the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed)

3. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye

(an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating)

4. reverse, verso

(the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design)

5. reverse

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

6. reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround

(turning in the opposite direction)

Overview of verb reverse

The verb reverse has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (8) change by reversal, turn, reverse

(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")

2. (7) turn back, invert, reverse

(turn inside out or upside down)

3. (2) overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse

(rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill")

4. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate

(cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence")

5. invert, reverse

(reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of; "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb")

Overview of adj reverse

The adj reverse has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) rearward, reverse

(directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement")

2. reverse

(of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear")

3. inverse, reverse

(reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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