Definition of Reverse


  • turning in the opposite direction
  • (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
  • the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
  • an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes
    something that is thwarting or frustrating
    - black eye
  • the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    - reverse gear
  • a relation of direct opposition
    "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"


  • reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
    "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb"
  • cancel officially
    "He revoked the ban on smoking"
    "lift an embargo"
    "vacate a death sentence"
  • rule against
    "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
  • turn inside out or upside down
    - turn back
  • 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"
    - change by reversal


  • reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
  • of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
    "in reverse gear"
  • directed or moving toward the rear
    "a rearward glance"
    "a rearward movement"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Reverse

  • Scrabble® score of the reverse (10)
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Unscramble reverse

47 unscramble word found using the letters reverse.

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