from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. That can be reversed, as:
- adj. Finished so that either side can be used: a reversible fabric.
- adj. Wearable with either side turned outward: a reversible skirt; a reversible vest.
- adj. Chemistry & Physics Capable of assuming or producing either of two states: a reversible cell; a reversible reaction.
- adj. Chemistry & Physics Of or relating to a process, such as a chemical reaction or a phase change, in which the system undergoing the process can be returned to its original state.
- n. A reversible fabric or item of clothing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. able to be reversed
- adj. able to be worn inside out
- adj. (of a chemical reaction) capable of proceeding in either direction
- adj. (of a phase change) capable of returning to the original state
- adj. capable of returning to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of entropy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being reversed.
- adj. Hence, having a pattern or finished surface on both sides, so that either may be used; -- said of fabrics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being reversed.
- Admitting of legal reversal or annulment.
- Capable of being reversed, or of being used or shown with either side exposed: as, reversible cloth. Also reversable.
- n. A textile fabric having two faces, either of which may be exposed; a reversible fabric.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of assuming or producing either of two states
- n. a garment (especially a coat) that can be worn inside out (with either side of the cloth showing)
- adj. capable of being reversed
- adj. capable of being reversed or used with either side out
- adj. capable of reversing or being reversed
Probably from Middle French (Wiktionary)