Obverse Definition

ŏb-vûrs, əb-, ŏbvûrs
adjective
Turned toward the observer.
Webster's New World
Narrower at the base than at the top.
An obverse leaf.
Webster's New World
Forming a counterpart.
Webster's New World
When you speak clearly, people understand you. If you don't mumble, the obverse effect is observed.
Wiktionary
noun
The side, as of a coin or medal, bearing the date and the main image or design.
Webster's New World
The more conspicuous of two possible alternatives, cases, or sides.
The obverse of this issue.
American Heritage
The front or main surface of anything.
Webster's New World
A counterpart.
Webster's New World
The negative counterpart of an affirmative proposition, or the affirmative counterpart of a negative.
“no one is infallible” is the obverse of “everyone is fallible”
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
reverse
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Other Word Forms of Obverse

Noun

Singular:
obverse
Plural:
obverses

Origin of Obverse

  • Latin obversus past participle of obvertere to turn toward obvert

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin obversus.

    From Wiktionary

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