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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of reverse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Turned side for side, or end for end; changed to the contrary
- adj. Annulled and the contrary substituted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Turned in a contrary or opposite position, direction, order, or state to that which is normal or usual; reverse; upside down; inside out; hind part before.
- Made void; overthrown or annulled: as, a reversed judgment or decree.
- In geology, noting strata which have been so completely overturned by crust-movements that older beds overlie those more recent, or occupy a reversed position.
- In botany, of flowers, resupinate (Bigelow); of leaves, having the lower surface turned upward (Imp. Dict.).
- In conchology, sinistral, sinistrorse, or sinistrorsal; turning to the left; reverse; heterostrophic. See cut under reverse.
- In heraldry, facing in a position the contrary of its usual position: said of any bearing which has a well-defined position on the escutcheon: thus, a chevron reversed is one which issues from the top of the escutcheon, and has its point downward. Also renverse, reversic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. turned inside out and resewn
- adj. turned about in order or relation
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I cannot conceive any thing more appalling than that it should be held, that every one of the cases similarly decided ought to be reversed; that the judgments without number under which parties have been sent for execution _are all erroneous judgments, and ought to have been reversed_, and _must_ have been reversed, if they had been brought before the last resort! "
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo permalink #6 of 64: how why is the title reversed from the lyric?
(See here for a discussion of how the Court this term reversed all of the five pro-environmental cases that came before it this term -- all by a divided vote.)
Griffin reversed the decision before the repair capability had been demonstrated, although it was dependent on it suceeding before the final go ahead was given.
Perhaps the precedent that needs to be reversed is Marbury v Madison, and let the SCOTUS revert to the very limited role that, it appears to me, the framers meant it to have in the first place.
After his opposition grew increasingly untenable, McCain reversed his position, and encouraged his home state of Arizona to recognize the holiday despite opposition from Mecham.
Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) occurs only in the setting of a monochorionic pregnancy and complicates approximately 1 percent of monochorionic twin gestations, with an incidence of 1 in 35,000 births.
Stuck twins: twin reversed arterial perfusion syndrome (TRAP)
I grew up in a household where the gender roles were essentially reversed from the current cultural norm, though in many, many ways more egalitarian than a stereotypical hetero-marriage.
But over the weekend, McCain reversed course, hosting a “thank you” cookout on Sunday for over 40 reporters from a wide variety of news outlets — including the New York Times — at his vacation home in Arizona.
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