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reverse

Legal Definition of reverse

Derived terms


Definition of reverse

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ɹəˈvɜː(ɹ)s/, SAMPA: /r@"v3:(r)s/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)s

Etymology

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

Adjective

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.

Noun

reverse (plural reverses)

  1. The opposite of front.
  2. The opposite of forward.

Verb

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. (obsolete, intransitive) To return, come back.
  5. (law) To revoke a law, or to change a decision into its opposite.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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