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Definition of Reverse

Reverse

  1. Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction; hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order or method.
  2. Turned upside down; greatly disturbed.
  3. Reversed; as, a reverse shell.
  4. That which appears or is presented when anything, as a lance, a line, a course of conduct, etc., is reverted or turned contrary to its natural direction.
  5. That which is directly opposite or contrary to something else; a contrary; an opposite.
  6. The act of reversing; complete change; reversal; hence, total change in circumstances or character; especially, a change from better to worse; misfortune; a check or defeat; as, the enemy met with a reverse.
  7. The back side; as, the reverse of a drum or trench; the reverse of a medal or coin, that is, the side opposite to the obverse. See Obverse.
  8. A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand; a backhanded stroke.
  9. A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the direction of the bandage is changed.
  10. To turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to cause to depart.
  11. To cause to return; to recall.
  12. To change totally; to alter to the opposite.
  13. To turn upside down; to invert.
  14. Hence, to overthrow; to subvert.
  15. To overthrow by a contrary decision; to make void; to under or annual for error; as, to reverse a judgment, sentence, or decree.
  16. To return; to revert.
  17. To become or be reversed.

Reverse Quotations

On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both.
Yehuda Berg

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
Arthur Schopenhauer

It's good for everyone to understand that they are to love their enemies, simply because your enemies show you things about yourself you need to change. So in actuality enemies are friends in reverse.
Gary Busey

The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.
Havelock Ellis

I'm perfectly happy to eat organic food, but if I choose to pay more for it, I don't pat myself on the back ethically. Quite the reverse. I think I'm actually being quite greedy, because what I'm doing is essentially saying, 'I want more land to be devoted to growing my food.'
Matt Ridley
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Reverse Translations

reverse in Afrikaans is teenoorgesteld
reverse in Dutch is achterzijde, ommezijde, rugstuk
reverse in Finnish is vastakkainen
reverse in French is verso, inverse
reverse in Portuguese is reverso

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