Dictionary Results for reverse


1. reverse - noun

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

Synonym(s): contrary, opposite

Hypernym(s): opposition, oppositeness




2. reverse - noun

· the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed

Synonym(s): reverse_gear

Hypernym(s): gear, gear_mechanism




3. reverse - noun

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

Synonym(s): reversal, setback, blow, black_eye

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




4. reverse - noun

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

Synonym(s): verso

Hypernym(s): side

Antonym(s): obverse




5. reverse - noun

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

Hypernym(s): run, running, running_play, running_game




6. reverse - noun

· turning in the opposite direction

Synonym(s): reversion, reversal, turnabout, turnaround

Hypernym(s): change_of_direction, reorientation




7. reverse - 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"

Synonym(s): change_by_reversal, turn

Hypernym(s): change




8. reverse - verb

· turn inside out or upside down

Synonym(s): turn_back, invert

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




9. reverse - verb

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

Synonym(s): overrule, overturn, override, overthrow

Hypernym(s): rule, decree




10. reverse - verb

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

Synonym(s): revoke, annul, lift, countermand, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate

Hypernym(s): cancel, strike_down




11. reverse - verb

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

Synonym(s): invert

Hypernym(s): reorder




12. reverse - adjective

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

Synonym(s): rearward




13. reverse - adjective

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

Antonym(s): forward




14. reverse - adjective

· reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

Synonym(s): inverse





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