Reversed

Reversed
Reverse Re*verse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reversed} (r[-e]*v[~e]rst");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. [1913 Webster]

And that old dame said many an idle verse, Out of her daughter's heart fond fancies to reverse. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to return; to recall. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And to his fresh remembrance did reverse The ugly view of his deformed crimes. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To change totally; to alter to the opposite. [1913 Webster]

Reverse the doom of death. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

She reversed the conduct of the celebrated vicar of Bray. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

4. To turn upside down; to invert. [1913 Webster]

A pyramid reversed may stand upon his point if balanced by admirable skill. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

5. Hence, to overthrow; to subvert. [1913 Webster]

These can divide, and these reverse, the state. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Custom . . . reverses even the distinctions of good and evil. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Reverse arms} (Mil.), a position of a soldier in which the piece passes between the right elbow and the body at an angle of 45[deg], and is held as in the illustration.

{To reverse an engine} or {To reverse a machine}, to cause it to perform its revolutions or action in the opposite direction. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To overturn; overset; invert; overthrow; subvert; repeal; annul; revoke; undo. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • reversed — index back (in reverse), inverse, null (invalid), null and void, opposite, regressive …   Law dictionary

  • reversed — (rev d) An indication that a decision of one court has been reversed by a higher court in the same case …   Black's law dictionary

  • reversed — adjective 1. turned inside out and resewn the reversed collar looked as good as new • Similar to: ↑turned 2. turned about in order or relation transposed letters • Syn: ↑converse, ↑transposed …   Useful english dictionary

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  • reversed — adj. [L. reversare, to turn about] 1. Contrary to the usual. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Deflexed wings; margins of hind wings projecting beyond those of the fore wings. 3. (MOLLUSCA) A spiral shell turned in the opposite direction; sinistral; see… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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