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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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See also reversé

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Etymology

From Old French revers, from Latin reversus (past participle of revertere)

Adjective

reverse (comparative more reverse, superlative most reverse)

Positive
reverse

Comparative
more reverse

Superlative
most reverse

  1. Having the order of its constituents moved backwards in time or space.
    We ate the meal in reverse order with the dessert first and ending with the starter.
    The mirror showed us a reverse view of the scene.
  2. Causing movement in the opposite direction.
    He selected reverse gear.
  3. (rail transport, of points) to be in the non-default position; to be set for the lesser-used route.

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Noun

Singular
reverse

Plural
reverses

reverse (plural reverses)

  1. The opposite of front.
  2. The opposite of forward.
  3. The gear setting of an automobile that makes it travel backwards.
  4. The tails side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that is opposite the obverse.

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Verb

Infinitive
to reverse

Third person singular
reverses

Simple past
reversed

Past participle
reversed

Present participle
reversing

to reverse (third-person singular simple present reverses, present participle reversing, simple past and past participle reversed)

  1. (intransitive) To turn something around such that it faces in the opposite direction.
  2. (intransitive) To turn something inside out or upside down.
  3. (intransitive) To transpose the positions of two things.
  4. (law) To revoke a law, or to change a decision into its opposite.
  5. (ergative) To cause a mechanism or a vehicle to operate or move in the opposite direction.
  6. (chemistry) To change the direction of a reaction such that the products become the reactants and vice-versa.
  7. (rail transport, transitive) To place a set of points in the reverse position
  8. (rail transport, intransitive, of points) to move from the normal position to the reverse position

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʁə.vɛʁs/

Verb

reverse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of reverser.
  2. third-person singular present indicative of reverser.
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of reverser.
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of reverser.
  5. second-person singular imperative of reverser.

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