Re`verse´   Pronunciation: rė`vẽrst´
a.1.Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction; hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order or method.
2.Turned upside down; greatly disturbed.
He found the sea diverse
With many a windy storm reverse.
- Gower.
3.(Bot. & Zool.) Reversed; as, a reverse shell.
Reverse bearing
(Surv.) the bearing of a back station as observed from the station next in advance.
Reverse curve
(Railways) a curve like the letter S, formed of two curves bending in opposite directions.
Reverse fire
(Mil.) a fire in the rear.
Reverse operation
(Math.) an operation the steps of which are taken in a contrary order to that in which the same or similar steps are taken in another operation considered as direct; an operation in which that is sought which in another operation is given, and that given which in the other is sought; as, finding the length of a pendulum from its time of vibration is the reverse operation to finding the time of vibration from the length.
n.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.
He did so with the reverse of the lance.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.That which is directly opposite or contrary to something else; a contrary; an opposite.
And then mistook reverse of wrong for right.
- Pope.
3.The act of reversing; complete change; reversal; hence, total change in circumstances or character; especially, a change from better to worse; misfortune; a check or defeat; as, the enemy met with a reverse.
The strange reverse of fate you see;
I pitied you, now you may pity me.
- Dryden.
By a reverse of fortune, Stephen becomes rich.
- Lamb.
4.The back side; as, the reverse of a drum or trench; the reverse of a medal or coin, that is, the side opposite to the obverse. See Obverse.
5.A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand; a backhanded stroke.
6.(Surg.) A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the direction of the bandage is changed.
v. t.1.To turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to cause to depart.
[imp. & p. p. Reversed (rė*vẽrst");p. pr. & vb. n. Reversing.]
2.To cause to return; to recall.
3.To change totally; to alter to the opposite.
Reverse the doom of death.
- Shak.
4.To turn upside down; to invert.
5.Hence, to overthrow; to subvert.
These can divide, and these reverse, the state.
- Pope.
6.(Law) To overthrow by a contrary decision; to make void; to under or annual for error; as, to reverse a judgment, sentence, or decree.
Reverse arms
(Mil.) a position of a soldier in which the piece passes between the right elbow and the body at an angle of 45°, and is held as in the illustration.
To reverse an engine
to cause it to perform its revolutions or action in the opposite direction.
v. i.1.To return; to revert.
2.To become or be reversed.
Noun1.Reversereverse - a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
Synonyms: contrary, opposite
2.reverse - the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
3.reverse - an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
4.reverse - the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
Synonyms: verso
obverse - the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or 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.reverse - turning in the opposite direction
Verb1.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.reverse - turn inside out or upside down
Synonyms: invert
3.reverse - rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
4.reverse - annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
Adj.1.reverse - directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"
Synonyms: rearward
2.reverse - reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
Synonyms: inverse
3.reverse - of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear"
forward - of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear"

TO REVERSE, practice. The decision of a superior court by which the judgment, sentence or decree of the inferior court is annulled.
     2. After a judgment, sentence or decree has been rendered by the court below, a writ of error may be issued from the superior to the inferior tribunal, when the record and all proceedings are sent to the supreme court on the return to the writ of error. When, on the examination of the record, the superior court gives a judgment different from the inferior court, they are said to reverse the proceeding. As to the effect of a reversal, see 9 C. & P. 513 S, C. 38 E. C. L. Rep. 201.

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