Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A left-hand page of a book or the reverse side of a leaf, as opposed to the recto.
  • n. The back of a coin or medal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The back side of a flat object which is to be examined visually, as for reading, such as a sheet or a leaf or a coin or a medal.
  • n. The left-hand page of a book of a script which reads from left to right, usually having an even page number.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The reverse, or left-hand, page of a book or a folded sheet of paper; -- opposed to recto.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The reverse. back, or other side of some object.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
  • n. left-hand page

Etymologies

New Latin versō (foliō), (with the page) turned, verso, from Latin versō, ablative of versus, past participle of vertere, to turn; see version.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin in versō foliō ("on the turned leaf, on the turned page"), the ablative of the Latin versus ("turned, changed") from the perfect passive participle of vertō ("turn"). Compare rēctus ("right"). (Wiktionary)

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  • (24.4 x 19.7 cm), pencil signed lower left, Guild of Boston Artist label verso

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