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Adjective reverse has 3 senses
  1. rearward, reverse - directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"
    Antonym: forward (indirect, via backward)
  2. inverse, reverse - reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
    Antonym: forward (indirect, via backward)
  3. reverse - of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear"
    forward, first, low, second
Noun reverse has 6 senses
  1. reverse, contrary, opposite - a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
    --1 is a kind of opposition, oppositeness
    Derived forms: verb reverse4, verb reverse1
  2. reverse - the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    --2 is a kind of
    gear, gear mechanism
    --2 is a part of car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar
  3. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye - an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    --3 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --3 has particulars: whammy
  4. reverse, verso - the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
    --4 is a kind of side
    --4 is a part of coin
    Antonyms: obverse
    --4 has particulars: tail
  5. reverse - (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
    --5 is a kind of
    run, running, running play, running game
    --5 has particulars: double reverse
  6. reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround - turning in the opposite direction
    --6 is a kind of change of direction, reorientation
    --6 has particulars: about-face, about turn; u-turn
    Derived forms: verb reverse2, verb reverse1
Verb reverse has 4 senses
  1. change by reversal, turn, reverse - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
    --1 is one way to change
    Derived forms: noun reverse1, noun reverse6, noun reversal1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. invert, reverse - turn inside out or upside down
    --2 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun reverse6, noun reversal3, noun reversal6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse - rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
    --3 is one way to rule, decree
    Derived form: noun reversal5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate - annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
    --4 is one way to cancel, strike down
    Derived forms: noun reverse1, noun reversal4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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