Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “reverse”

reverse

verb [I/T]  /rɪˈvɜrs/ us  
to cause something to go in the opposite direction, order, or position: [T] The group is trying to reverse the trend toward developing the wetlands.
reverse
adjective [not gradable]  /rɪˈvɜrs/ us  
Repeat the steps in reverse order to shut the system off.

reverse

noun [C/U]  /rɪˈvɜrs/ us  
the opposite direction, order, or position: [U] A car came down the street in reverse. A reverse is also a defeat or failure: [C] He suffered a series of financial reverses in the 1980s.
(Definition of reverse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of reverse?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “reverse”

Definitions of “reverse” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More