from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot. & Zoöl.) Turned side for side, or end for end; changed to the contrary
  • adjective (Law) Annulled and the contrary substituted.
  • adjective (Photog.) a picture corresponding with the original in light and shade, but reversed as to right and left.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of reverse.

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

  • adjective turned inside out and resewn
  • adjective turned about in order or relation


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