Meaning of reverse

Definition of reverse

(adj) directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"
of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear"
reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
(noun) a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
(American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
(verb) 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"
rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of; "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb"

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