- 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
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Examples from the Web for reversely
The perfume of flowers is delighted in, and, reversely, disagreeable odours repel.The Coming of the Fairies|Arthur Conan Doyle
Reversely, the greater the velocity of lead, the greater its effect on the object struck.Gunnery in 1858|William Greener
Reversely, what an awful thing it must be for the conscience if one is not properly called.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians|Martin Luther
It was forgotten that, reversely, if we have property, we must always have armies and fleets to protect it.Ten Years Near the German Frontier|Maurice Francis Egan
All parts of each of the two trees that rise from the bottom of the field are reversely duplicated in the other.Oriental Rugs|Walter A. Hawley
British Dictionary definitions for reversely
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