HyperDic: reverse

English > 14 senses of the word reverse:
VERBchangereverse, change by reversal, turnchange to the contrary
changereverse, turn back, invertturn inside out or upside down
cognitionreverse, overrule, overturn, override, overthrowrule against
communicationreverse, revoke, annul, lift, countermand, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacatecancel officially
changereverse, invertreverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
NOUNrelationreverse, contrary, oppositea relation of direct opposition
artifactreverse, reverse gearthe gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
eventreverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eyean unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes
artifactreverse, versothe side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
actreverse(American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
actreverse, reversion, reversal, turnabout, turnaroundturning in the opposite direction
ADJECTIVEallreverse, rearwarddirected or moving toward the rear
allreverseof the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
allreverse, inversereversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
reverse > pronunciation
Soundsrihver's; riyver's
Rhymesadverse ... worse: 27 rhymes with ers...
English > reverse: 14 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdirected or moving toward the rear.
Synonymrearward
Broaderbackwarddirected / directed or facing toward the back / back or rear
English > reverse: 14 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle.
Example"in reverse gear"
OppositeforwardOf the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
Spanishatrás
Catalanenrere
Nounsreversethe gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
English > reverse: 14 senses > adjective 3
Meaningreversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect.
Synonyminverse
Broaderbackwarddirected / directed or facing toward the back / back or rear
Spanishinverso
Catalaninvers
Nounsreverseturning in the opposite direction
reversea relation of direct opposition
English > reverse: 14 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA relation of direct opposition.
Example"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
Synonymscontrary, opposite
Broaderopposition, oppositenessThe relation between opposed entities
Spanishcontrario, inverso, opuesto
Catalancontrari
Adjectivesreversereversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
Verbsreversechange to the contrary
reversecancel officially
English > reverse: 14 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed.
Synonymreverse gear
Part ofcar, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
Broadergear, gear mechanismA mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
Spanishmarcha atrás
Catalanmarxa enrere
Adjectivesreverseof the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
English > reverse: 14 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningAn unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating.
Synonymsreversal, setback, blow, black eye
NarrowerwhammyA serious or devastating setback
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishadversidad, contratiempo, descalabro, percance, revés, tropiezo
Catalanadversitat, contratemps, ensopegada, percaç, revés
English > reverse: 14 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design.
Synonymverso
Part ofcoinA flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
Narrowertail(usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head / head
BroadersideAn extended outer surface of an object
OppositeobverseThe side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design
Spanishdorso, reverso, revés
Catalandors, revers, verso
English > reverse: 14 senses > noun 5, act
Meaning(American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction.
CategoryAmerican football, American football gameA game / game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long
Narrowerdouble reverse(American football) a running play in which a first reverse is followed by a second reverse
Broaderrun, running, running play, running game(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
English > reverse: 14 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningTurning in the opposite direction.
Synonymsreversion, reversal, turnabout, turnaround
Narrowerabout-face, about turnAct of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
u-turncomplete reversal of direction of travel
Broaderchange of direction, reorientationThe act of changing the direction in which something is oriented
Spanishrevés
Catalanrevés
Adjectivesreversereversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
Verbsreversechange to the contrary
reverseturn inside out or upside down
English > reverse: 14 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningchange to the contrary.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The trend was reversed"
Synonymschange by reversal, turn
Narrowercommutatereverse the direction of (an alternating electric current) each half cycle so as to produce a unidirectional current
correct, rectify, rightmake right or correct
desecrate, unhallow, deconsecrateRemove the consecration from a person or an object
desynchronize, desynchroniseCause to become desynchronized
falsifyfalsify / falsify / falsify / falsify knowingly
interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flopreverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
metamorphose, transfigure, transmogrifychange completely the nature or appearance of
permute, commute, transposechange the order or arrangement / arrangement of
revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn backGo back to a previous state
switch over, switch, exchangechange over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
turn the tables, turn the tideCause a complete reversal of the circumstances
undocancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishinvertir, revertir, trastocar
Catalancapgirar, invertir
Adjectivesreversiblecapable of being reversed
Nounsreversala change from one state to the opposite state
reverseturning in the opposite direction
reversea relation of direct opposition
English > reverse: 14 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningTurn inside out or upside down.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsturn back, invert
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishinvertir, poner al revés, trastocar
Catalaninvertir
Adjectivesreversiblecapable of being reversed or used with either side out
Nounsreversalturning in an opposite direction or position
reverse, reversalturning in the opposite direction
English > reverse: 14 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningRule against.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsoverrule, overturn, override, overthrow
Broaderrule, decreedecide with authority
Spanishanular, invalidar, revocar
Nounsreversala judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside
English > reverse: 14 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningCancel officially.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsrevoke, annul, lift, countermand, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate
Narrowerrenege, renege on, renegue on, go back onfail to fulfill a promise or obligation
Broadercancel, strike downdeclare null and void
Spanishanular, cancelar, contradecir, dar una contraorden, derogar, invalidar, invertir, rescindir, retractar, revocar
Catalananul·lar, derogar, invertir, revocar
Adjectivesreversiblecapable of being reversed
Nounsreversala decision to reverse an earlier decision
reversea relation of direct opposition
English > reverse: 14 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningReverse the position, order, relation, or condition of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonyminvert
BroaderreorderAssign a new order to

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