Lexicon: revered – review

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revered, verbal adj. [see revere, v.]

Regarded with fear mingled with respect and affection; venerated.

reverent (-ly), adv. [L. reverentem.]

With respect and reverence.

reverential, adj. [L. reverentiāl-is.]

  1. Solemn; expressing reverence or veneration.
  2. Submissive; humble.

reverse, n. [see reverse, v.] (webplay: certainty).

  1. Misfortune; deprivation; [fig.] trouble; trial; affliction; difficulty.
  2. Crisis; financial loss; sudden economic downturn; rapid turn from favorable to unfavorable circumstances.
  3. Sorrow; grief; depression.
  4. Opposite; contrary; antithesis.
  5. Downfall; failure; loss of reputation; [fig.] death; tragic end.

reverse (-d, -s), v. [Fr. < L. re- + versāre < vertěre, to turn.] (webplay: back, each, eternity, just, misfortune, obtains, other, poverty, reduced, strange).

  1. Invert; turn upside down; switch the position of.
  2. Convolute; disorder; disturb; upset; make unnatural; go against the order of.
  3. Overcome; resolve; overthrow; [fig.] master; conquer; defeat; vanquish; [word play on “re-versed”] edit; rewrite; revise; write again in verse; convert into poetry.
  4. Stop; cease; quit; halt; discontinue; refrain from.
  5. Send another way; cause to move in the opposite direction.
  6. Transform; transfigure; translate; change the timing of.
  7. Reveal; uncover; unveil; show the other side of.
  8. See from the other side.

reversed, verbal adj. [see reverse, v.]

Prescient; out of order; ahead of time; [fig.] temporal.

revert (-ed), v. [OFr revertir < L. re- + vertěre, to turn.] (webplay: turned back).

Come back; return in thought; pay attention again to.

revery, n. [see revere, v.]

  1. Altered state of consciousness.
  2. Meditation; musing; reflection; day dream; peaceful time of contemplation.

review, n. [Fr. revue < re- + voir < L. vidēre, to see.]

  1. Repeated view; seasonal display; [fig.] military parade; color guard; [polysemy] analysis; publication; report; scholarly evaluation.
  2. Inspection; oversight.

review (-ed, -s), v. [Fr. revoir, see review, n.]

  1. Look back on.
  2. Read again; examine carefully.
  3. Evaluate the state of; perform a military inspection of.