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KK Pronunciation

〔 rIˋvFs 〕


〔 riˊvәːs 〕

Overview of noun reverse

The noun reverse has 6 senses

  • reverse, contrary, opposite -- (a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true")

  • reverse, reverse gear -- (the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed)

  • reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye -- (an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating)

  • reverse, verso -- (the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design)

  • reverse -- ((American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction)

  • reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround -- (turning in the opposite direction)

Overview of verb reverse

The verb reverse has 5 senses

  • change by reversal, turn, reverse -- (change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern")

  • turn back, invert, reverse -- (turn inside out or upside down)

  • overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse -- (rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill")

  • revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate -- (cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence")

  • invert, reverse -- (reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of; "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb")

Overview of adj reverse

The adj reverse has 3 senses

  • rearward, reverse -- (directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement")

  • reverse -- (of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear")

  • inverse, reverse -- (reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect)