from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of revert.
  • adj. That has gone back (to an earlier place, state etc.).
  • adj. Bent back, reversed.
  • adj. Directed backwards.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Turned back; reversed. Specifically: (Her.) Bent or curved twice, in opposite directions, or in the form of an S.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Reversed; turned back.
  • In heraldry, same as revertant.


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  • At the death of General Sinclair in 1762, the title reverted to Charles

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  • Etowah County, after realizing it could not afford to operate the ferry, decided to declare it surplus property in March 2009 and its title reverted to the FHWA. Local

  • But after ‘a fierce shout of mirth’, Heidegger checked himself, and ‘his expression reverted to its habitual ferocity’.

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  • The two-time defending World Series champions once again reverted to their anemic offensive ways, as New York got only six hits in a 2-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners in the opener of the AL championship series on Tuesday night.

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  • Farfrae attended, left off conscious mannerisms, left off putting him in their prayers at night amongst their blood relations; in short, reverted to their normal courses.

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  • Willis shook his head, and Mrs. Hopkinson again reverted to her favourite topic.

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  • As it happens, having wet my toes in that area, and having just gotten several old titles reverted to me by Penguin/Berkley/Ace, I believe I am going to give that a shot.

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  • Under the original scheme, title reverted to the Spanish Crown upon the death of the ecomendero (estate owner), but in time heirs were allowed retain rights by inheritance.

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  • Longitudinal analysis showed that the overall deregulation of gene expression reverted to "normal" already within the third month of gestation, while in the post-partum gene expressions rebounded to pre-pregnancy levels.

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  • After the contract with Monster expired in 2008, though, the ballpark name reverted to Candlestick.

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