- the side of a coin, medal, etc., that does not bear the principal design (opposed to obverse).
- the side of an ancient coin that was struck by the upper die.
- the condition of being reversed: to throw an engine into reverse.
- a reversing mechanism.
verb (used with object), re·versed, re·vers·ing.
verb (used without object), re·versed, re·vers·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for reverse
There’s a long-running debate about whether the reverse—cold acclimatization—also occurs.
Global coronavirus deaths have been falling—but scientists are worried that new variants of the virus may reverse those trends.
While the Mavericks are hardly in crisis given Doncic’s youth and supreme talent, they will be forced to ponder some existential questions if they can’t reverse their negative momentum.How Luka Doncic’s Mavericks lost their joyful swagger and how they can get it back|Ben Golliver|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
Frustration over vaccinations comes as the Washington region’s average for new infections has been dropping, reversing a post-holiday surge that led to record highs in cases and virus-related deaths last month.Maryland Democrats call for ‘course correction’ amid regionwide frustration over vaccine rollout|Erin Cox, Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
Comcast on Wednesday said it would suspend its new fees on heavy home Internet users in more than a dozen Northeastern states, reversing course on a policy that threatened higher bills for some families amid the coronavirus pandemic.Comcast suspends Internet data limits, fees for Northeast customers|Tony Romm|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
But Republican and Democratic parties have made efforts to reverse that trend.
So now the company is asking the FCC to, in effect, reverse itself.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My trip takes the reverse path, and I begin by assessing the depth of my Shakespeare knowledge in his birthplace.
Ditto Virginia, but in reverse; culturally, northern Virginia is Yankee land (but with gun shops).
Europeans seem to find them exotic, an odd case of culture-envy in reverse.
When, however, you learn by rote you know the task as you learned it, and not in the reverse way.
As before suggested, let the pupil recite the foregoing ten events forwards and the reverse way several times from memory.
The backs are mostly cut the reverse way of the grain to the present rule, forming what are now termed "slab" backs.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
But for the assurance of his senses he could have believed they headed towards these yellow cliffs instead of the reverse.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
The tunnel itself includes a reverse curve, and, at the present time, railroad tracks and Stock Creek waters run through it.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
British Dictionary definitions for reverse
verb (mainly tr)
- the mechanism or gears by which machinery, a vehicle, etc, can be made to reverse its direction
- (as modifier)reverse gear
- printed matter in which normally black or coloured areas, esp lettering, appear white, and vice versa
- (as modifier)reverse plates