evert

[ ih-vurt ]
/ ɪˈvɜrt /

verb (used with object)

to turn outward or inside out.

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Origin of evert

1375–1425 for earlier past participle sense; 1795–1805 for current sense; late Middle English < Latin ēvertere to overturn, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vertere to turn

OTHER WORDS FROM evert

un·e·vert·ed, adjective

Definition for evert (2 of 2)

Evert
[ ev-ert ]
/ ˈɛv ərt /

noun

Chris(tine Marie),born 1954, U.S. tennis player.
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British Dictionary definitions for evert (1 of 2)

evert
/ (ɪˈvɜːt) /

verb

(tr) to turn (an eyelid, the intestines, or some other bodily part) outwards or inside out

Derived forms of evert

eversible, adjectiveeversion, noun

Word Origin for evert

C16: from Latin ēvertere to overthrow, from vertere to turn

British Dictionary definitions for evert (2 of 2)

Evert
/ (ˈɛvət) /

noun

Chris (tine). born 1954, US tennis player: winner of eighteen Grand Slam singles titles (1974–86), including the French Open a record seven times, the US Open a record six times, and Wimbledon three times
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Medical definitions for evert

evert
[ ĭ-vûrt ]

v.

To turn inside out or outward.
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