ETYM Cf. French revers. Related to Reverse.
1. A relation of direct opposition; SYN. contrary, opposite.
2. An unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating; SYN. reversal, setback, blow.
3. The gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed.
4. The side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design; SYN. verso.