A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand; a backhanded stroke.
A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the direction of the bandage is changed.
Hence, to overthrow; to subvert.
Reversed; as, a reverse shell.
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.
That which is directly opposite or contrary to something else; a contrary; an opposite.
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.
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.
To cause to return; to recall.
To change totally; to alter to the opposite.
To overthrow by a contrary decision; to make void; to under or annual for error; as, to reverse a judgment, sentence, or decree.
To turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to cause to depart.
To turn upside down; to invert.
Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction; hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order or method.
Turned upside down; greatly disturbed.
To become or be reversed.
To return; to revert.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
\re*verse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. reversed (?);p. pr. & vb. n. reversing.] [see reverse, a., and cf. revert.]
1. to turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to cause to depart. and that old dame said many an idle verse, out of her daughter's heart fond fancies to reverse.
2. to cause to return; to recall. [obs.] and to his fresh remembrance did reverse the ugly view of his deformed crimes.
3. to change totally; to alter to the opposite. reverse the doom of death. she reversed the conduct of the celebrated vicar of bray. w. scott.
4. to turn upside down; to invert. a pyramid reversed may stand upon his point if balanced by admirable skill. w. temple.
5. hence, to overthrow; to subvert. these can divide, and these reverse, the state. custom reverses even the distinctions of good and evil.
6. (law) to overthrow by a contrary decision; to make void; to under or annual for error; as, to reverse a judgment, sentence, or decree.
arms (mil.), a position of a soldier in which the piece passes between the right elbow and the body at an angle of 45°, and is held as in the illustration.
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