# Reverse fire

Reverse fire
Reverse Re*verse", a. [OE. revers, OF. revers, L. reversus, p. p. of revertere. See {Revert}.] 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.'' --Gower. [1913 Webster]

2. Turned upside down; greatly disturbed. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He found the sea diverse With many a windy storm reverse. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Reversed; as, a reverse shell. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

### Look at other dictionaries:

• Reverse — Re*verse , a. [OE. revers, OF. revers, L. reversus, p. p. of revertere. See {Revert}.] 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Reverse bearing — Reverse Re*verse , a. [OE. revers, OF. revers, L. reversus, p. p. of revertere. See {Revert}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Reverse curve — Reverse Re*verse , a. [OE. revers, OF. revers, L. reversus, p. p. of revertere. See {Revert}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Reverse operation — Reverse Re*verse , a. [OE. revers, OF. revers, L. reversus, p. p. of revertere. See {Revert}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Reverse graffiti — advertising Cadwalader s in Cardiff Reverse graffiti, also known as clean tagging, dust tagging, grime writing, green graffiti or clean advertising, is a method of creating temporary or semi permanent images on walls or other surfaces by removing …   Wikipedia

• Reverse 911 — is a communication system that allows emergency services to quickly contact members of a community or organization with information. It is so named, because 911 is the telephone number used for members of the community to communicate with… …   Wikipedia

• Reverse slope defence — A reverse slope defence is a military tactic where a defending force is positioned on the slope of an elevated terrain feature such as a hill, ridge, or mountain, on the side opposite from the attacking force. This tactic hinders both the… …   Wikipedia

• Fire-tube boiler — A fire tube boiler is a type of boiler in which hot gases from the fire pass through one or more tubes within the boiler. It is one of the two major types of boilers, the other being the water tube boiler. A fire tube boiler can be either… …   Wikipedia

• Reverse discrimination — Part of a series on Discrimination General forms …   Wikipedia

• Fire apparatus — A fire apparatus, fire engine, fire truck, or fire appliance is a vehicle designed to assist in fighting fires, by transporting firefighters to the scene, and providing them with access, water or other equipment. In some areas, the terms fire… …   Wikipedia