Complete Definition of "reverse"

English
wikipedia

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-reverse.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)s|-ÉË(r)s

Etymology
From OF. revers, from L. reversus (past participle of|revertere)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Having the order of its constituents moved backwards in time or space.

#:We ate the meal in reverse order with the dessert first and ending with the starter.
#:The mirror showed us a reverse view of the scene.

  1. Causing movement in the opposite direction.

#:He selected reverse gear.

Translations
French: inverse, revers, l'envers, le verso

Verb
en-verb|revers|ing

  1. intransitive To turn around, go in the opposite direction.

Translations
French: faire marche arrière

Derived terms
bootlegger reverse
reversal noun

Verb
en-verb|revers|ing

  1. intransitive To turn something around such that it faces in the opposite direction.
  2. intransitive To turn something inside out or upside down.
  3. intransitive To transpose the positions of two things.
  4. law To revoke a law, or to change a decision into its opposite.
  5. ergative To cause a mechanism or a vehicle to operate or move in the opposite direction.
  6. chemistry To change the direction of a reaction such that the products become the reactants and vice-versa.

Derived terms
to reverse out

Translations
French: retourner, inverser, renverser, faire marche arrière

Noun
en-noun

  1. The opposite of front.
  2. The opposite of forward.
  3. The gear setting of an automobile that makes it travel backwards.
  4. The tails side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that is opposite the obverse.

Translations
trans-top|gear
French: marche arrière
Italian: retromarcia f
trans-mid
Swedish: back c
trans-bottom

ttbc|French: contraire, opposé, revers, envers, verso

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