the reverse

Definition of the reverse

1 :something that is opposite to something else
  • The river flows south to north, rather than the reverse.
  • Women may play in the men's league, but not the reverse. Men have to play in their own league.
  • You don't owe me any money. If anything, the reverse is true.
  • "Did you think it would be difficult?" "Quite the reverse. I thought it would be easy."
often + of
  • The ending of the book was the reverse of what I expected.
2 :the back side of a coin, document, etc.
  • The building appears on the reverse of the coin.
  • Please sign your name on the reverse.

Word by Word Definitions

reverse play
  1. : opposite or contrary to a previous or normal condition

  2. : having the back presented to the observer or opponent

  3. : made with one's back to the basketball net

  1. : to turn completely about in position or direction

  2. : to turn upside down : invert

  3. : to cause to take an opposite point of view

  1. : something directly contrary to something else : opposite

  2. : an act or instance of reversing

  3. : the back part of something


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