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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·verse /rɪˈvɝs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·verse /rɪˈvɝs/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 反轉 逆

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·verse a.
 1. Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction; hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order or method. “A vice reverse unto this.”
 2. Turned upside down; greatly disturbed. [Obs.]
 He found the sea diverse
 With many a windy storm reverse.   --Gower.
 3. Bot. & Zool. Reversed; as, a reverse shell.
 Reverse bearing Surv., the bearing of a back station as observed from the station next in advance.
 Reverse curve Railways, a curve like the letter S, formed of two curves bending in opposite directions.
 Reverse fire Mil., a fire in the rear.
 Reverse operation Math., an operation the steps of which are taken in a contrary order to that in which the same or similar steps are taken in another operation considered as direct; an operation in which that is sought which in another operation is given, and that given which in the other is sought; as, finding the length of a pendulum from its time of vibration is the reverse operation to finding the time of vibration from the length.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·verse, v. i.
 1. To return; to revert. [Obs.]
 2. To become or be reversed.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·verse n.
 1. That which appears or is presented when anything, as a lance, a line, a course of conduct, etc., is reverted or turned contrary to its natural direction.
    He did so with the reverse of the lance.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. That which is directly opposite or contrary to something else; a contrary; an opposite.
    And then mistook reverse of wrong for right.   --Pope.
    To make everything the reverse of what they have seen, is quite as easy as to destroy.   --Burke.
 3. The act of reversing; complete change; reversal; hence, total change in circumstances or character; especially, a change from better to worse; misfortune; a check or defeat; as, the enemy met with a reverse.
 The strange reverse of fate you see;
 I pitied you, now you may pity me.   --Dryden.
    By a reverse of fortune, Stephen becomes rich.   --Lamb.
 4. The back side; as, the reverse of a drum or trench; the reverse of a medal or coin, that is, the side opposite to the obverse. See Obverse.
 5. A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand; a backhanded stroke. [Obs.]
 6. Surg. A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the direction of the bandage is changed.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·verse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reversed p. pr. & vb. n. Reversing.]
 1. To turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to cause to depart.
 And that old dame said many an idle verse,
 Out of her daughter's heart fond fancies to reverse.   --Spenser.
 2. To cause to return; to recall. [Obs.]
 And to his fresh remembrance did reverse
 The ugly view of his deformed crimes.   --Spenser.
 3. To change totally; to alter to the opposite.
    Reverse the doom of death.   --Shak.
    She reversed the conduct of the celebrated vicar of Bray.   --Sir W. Scott.
 4. To turn upside down; to invert.
    A pyramid reversed may stand upon his point if balanced by admirable skill.   --Sir W. Temple.
 5. Hence, to overthrow; to subvert.
    These can divide, and these reverse, the state.   --Pope.
    Custom . . . reverses even the distinctions of good and evil.   --Rogers.
 6. Law To overthrow by a contrary decision; to make void; to under or annual for error; as, to reverse a judgment, sentence, or decree.
 Reverse arms Mil., a position of a soldier in which the piece passes between the right elbow and the body at an angle of 45°, and is held as in the illustration.
 To reverse an engine or To reverse a machine, to cause it to perform its revolutions or action in the opposite direction.
 Syn: -- To overturn; overset; invert; overthrow; subvert; repeal; annul; revoke; undo.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a
             rearward movement" [syn: rearward]
      2: reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
         [syn: inverse]
      3: of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a
         motor vehicle; "in reverse gear" [ant: forward]
      n 1: a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older
           than Bill but just the reverse was true" [syn: contrary,
      2: the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
      3: an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something
         that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reversal, setback,
          blow, black eye]
      4: the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal
         design [syn: verso] [ant: obverse]
      5: (American football) a running play in which a back running
         in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the
         opposite direction
      6: turning in the opposite direction [syn: reversion, reversal,
          turnabout, turnaround]
      v 1: 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" [syn: change by reversal, turn]
      2: turn inside out or upside down [syn: invert]
      3: rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House
         voted on the bill" [syn: overrule, overturn, override,
      4: annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on
         smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
         [syn: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, repeal,
         overturn, rescind, vacate]