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Meaning of OBVERSE

Pronunciation:  'âbvurs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design
  2. [n]  the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides; "the obverse of this issue"

OBVERSE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Antonyms: reverse, verso
 See Also: alternative, choice, coin, head, option, side



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ob*verse"\, a. [L. obversus, p. p. of obvertere. See
    Having the base, or end next the attachment, narrower than
    the top, as a leaf.
  2. \Ob"verse\, n. [Cf.F. obverse, obvers. See {Obverse},
    1. The face of a coin which has the principal image or
       inscription upon it; -- the other side being the reverse.
    2. Anything necessarily involved in, or answering to,
       another; the more apparent or conspicuous of two possible
       sides, or of two corresponding things.
             The fact that it [a belief] invariably exists being
             the obverse of the fact that there is no alternative
             belief.                               --H. Spencer.
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