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

  • transitive v. To turn inside out or outward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To turn inside out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To overthrow; to subvert.
  • transitive v. To turn outwards, or inside out, as an intestine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To overthrow; subvert; destroy.
  • To turn outward, or inside out.

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

  • v. turn inside out; turn the inner surface of outward
  • n. United States tennis player who won women's singles titles in the United States and at Wimbledon (born in 1954)


Back-formation from Middle English everted, turned upside down, from Latin ēvertus, past participle of ēvertere, to overturn : ē-, ex-, ex- + vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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