What is reverse?

  • (noun): An unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating.
    Synonyms: reversal, setback, blow, black eye
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on reverse:

Reverse (bridge)
... A reverse, in the card game contract bridge, is a bidding sequence designed to show additional strength without the need to make a jump bid specifically two suits are bid in the ... In Standard American a reverse is defined by William S ... An example satisfying both definitions is 1♣ - 1♠ 2♥ The last bid is a reverse ...
Reverse, Then Forward Again - Track Listing
... Me Matt Aragon Seismic Compilations Reverse, Then Forward Again This article about a punk rock album from the 2000s is a stub ...
Recursion Theory - Areas of Research - Reverse Mathematics
... The program of reverse mathematics asks which set-existence axioms are necessary to prove particular theorems of mathematics in subsystems of second-order arithmetic ... The weakest such axiom studied in reverse mathematics is recursive comprehension, which states that the powerset of the naturals is closed under Turing reducibility ...
Reverse (bridge) - Opener's Reverse
... Opener's reverse may face a weak responding hand, with which responder may have intended (over a simple suit rebid) to have rebid his own suit or taken a preference to opener's first suit at the two level ... Opener's reverse still allows responder to rebid his suit at the two level, but a preference to opener's first suit must be at the three level ... Thus, opener's reverse must show values at least one trick beyond the minimum needed to open ...
Reverse (American Football)
... A reverse (sometimes referred to as an end reverse) is a relatively common trick play in American football that involves one or more abrupt changes in the lateral flow of a rushing play ...

More definitions of "reverse":

  • (adj): Reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect.
    Synonyms: inverse
  • (adj): Of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle.
    Example: "In reverse gear"
  • (noun): (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction.
  • (noun): The side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design.
    Synonyms: verso
  • (adj): Directed or moving toward the rear.
    Synonyms: rearward
  • (verb): Turn inside out or upside down.
    Synonyms: invert
  • (noun): The gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed.
  • (noun): A relation of direct opposition.
    Example: "We thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
    Synonyms: contrary, opposite

Famous quotes containing the word reverse:

    During the late war [the American Revolution] I had an infallible rule for deciding what [Great Britain] would do on every occasion. It was, to consider what they ought to do, and to take the reverse of that as what they would assuredly do, and I can say with truth that I was never deceived.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Now listen, buddy, there are a few corny ideas you got to get out of your head if you’re going to fly an airplane. Most things are just the reverse from what people think. The higher you are the safer you are. The Earth down there, that, that’s your enemy because once you hit that, boy, you splatter.
    Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976)

    They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
    Bible: Hebrew Isaiah, 2:4.

    The words reappear in Micah 4:3, and the reverse injunction is made in Joel 3:10 (”Beat your plowshares into swords ...”)