- 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.
Origin of reverse
SYNONYMS FOR reverse
Examples from the Web for reversed
Although there have been versions recorded where the roles are reversed.
Facing a political backlash, they reversed course in 2011 and announced that the military commission process would be restarted.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start|Tim Mak|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The series also reversed a long trend that saw the character paralyzed by the Joker and confined to a wheelchair for a decade.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’|Rich Goldstein|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2013, however, Paul released another budget proposal that reversed course.
Fallin reversed course on that as well, but not before a mini-revolt grew among suburban parents.The Democrats’ Great Plains Firewall: Can Joe Dorman Take the Oklahoma Statehouse?|David Freedlander|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By this time Taylor felt that their positions had been reversed.On Secret Service|William Nelson Taft
When material things are found superior to true manhood and womanhood, they must be reversed.Usury|Calvin Elliott
This was to learn to write out ordinary type letters exactly, but reversed.The Invention of Lithography|Alois Senefelder
Yesterday it had seemed so beautiful, but to-day it was all reversed, and the light was different.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
I reversed that method, always working hard over each lecture.Memories and Anecdotes|Kate Sanborn
British Dictionary definitions for reversed
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