Definitions of reverse:
  • noun:   (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
  • noun:   the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
  • noun:   the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
  • noun:   an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  • noun:   a relation of direct opposition
    Example: "We thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
  • noun:   turning in the opposite direction
  • verb:   turn inside out or upside down
  • verb:   change to the contrary
    Example: "The trend was reversed"
  • verb:   rule against
  • verb:   annul by recalling or rescinding
  • adjective:   of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
    Example: "In reverse gear"
  • adjective:   reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
  • adjective:   directed or moving toward the rear

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