- 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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The agency added that it reversed its previous ruling after receiving new information, and that it will keep monitoring the case.A leading Chinese COVID vaccine resumes trials after brief pause|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 12, 2020|Fortune
Because the conference initially planned to not play football this fall and then reversed the decision in September, the Big Ten’s delayed schedule left no room to reschedule missed games.Maryland game against Ohio State canceled after eight Terps test positive for coronavirus|Emily Giambalvo|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
If I'm not interested in this person, I still feel obligated to acknowledge the offer and decline it out of some sense of courtesy — even though that is not my experience when the tables are reversed.Miss Manners: Does an online dating request deserve a reply to decline?|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Those shutdowns reversed the course of the crisis in the United States while also crashing the economy.These venues are high-risk areas for spreading the coronavirus, model suggests|Ben Guarino, Joel Achenbach|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Another development this week could actually be an even bigger obstacle to reopening – or reverse some reopenings altogether.The Learning Curve: Schools That Haven’t Reopened Yet Might Not Get the Chance|Will Huntsberry|November 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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 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