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in·vert

 (ĭn-vûrt′)
v. in·vert·ed, in·vert·ing, in·verts
v.tr.
1. To turn inside out or upside down: invert an hourglass.
2. To reverse the position, order, or condition of: invert the subject and predicate of a sentence. See Synonyms at reverse.
3. To subject to inversion.
v.intr.
To be subjected to inversion.
n. (ĭn′vûrt′)
1. Something inverted.
2. Psychology
a. One who takes on the gender role of the opposite sex.
b. In the theory of Sigmund Freud, a homosexual person. No longer in scientific use.

[Latin invertere : in-, in; see in-2 + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

in·vert′i·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inverted - being in such a position that top and bottom are reversedinverted - being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed; "a quotation mark is sometimes called an inverted comma"; "an upside-down cake"
turned - moved around an axis or center
2.inverted - (of a plant ovule) completely invertedinverted - (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

inverted

adjective
Turned over completely:
Translations

inverted

[ɪnˈvɜːtɪd] ADJ inverted commas (Brit) → comillas fpl
in inverted commasentre comillas
inverted snob persona que desprecia las actitudes propias de la clase social a la que pertenece, intentando identificarse con gente de una clase supuestamente inferior
inverted snobberyesnobismo m regresivo

inverted

:
inverted commas
pl (Brit) → Anführungszeichen pl; his new job, in invertedsein sogenannter neuer Job
inverted snobbery
n that’s just inverteddas ist die umgekehrte Variante von Snobismus
References in classic literature ?
Convulsively my hands grasped the tiller, but with the crazy conceit that the tiller was, somehow, in some enchanted way, inverted.
Henceforward he saw every appearance of virtue in the youth through the magnifying end, and viewed all his faults with the glass inverted, so that they became scarce perceptible.
As the gong sounded, one of his seconds inverted a water bottle on his head.
On top of all he placed the cooking pot, inverted, and on top of this he laid one of the grinning skulls, upon which he fastened the headdress of the dead Kulonga.
After their departure, taking place in inverted order to their arrival, the canvas cloth was cleared, or rather was restored to some hurried order by the pallid steward.
The chimney-corner and once blazing hearth was now filled with inverted beehives, in which the hens laid their eggs; while out of doors the plots that each succeeding householder had carefully shaped with his spade were torn by the cocks in wildest fashion.
After half an hour of skillful maneuvering, the Englishman rose rapidly to a considerable altitude, and then, suddenly, without warning, he looped and flew with the plane inverted for a few seconds.
The fresh chill air was faintly charged with the aroma of pine balsam, and the sky above was crystal clear and blue -- a great inverted cup of blessing.
So he stood, after regaining balance, and soberly regarded, in a vain effort to understand, the mate with a bottle- bottom inverted skyward, the mouth to his lips, the while his throat made gulping contractions and noises.
By crossing and lashing the ends of two spars, and then elevating them in the air like an inverted "V," I could get a point above the deck to which to make fast my hoisting tackle.
He was now a hundred yards from the water, and the inverted "V" was assuming definite proportions.
Next you buckle your greaves on your legs, and your cuisses on your thighs; then come your backplate and your breastplate, and you begin to feel crowded; then you hitch onto the breastplate the half-petticoat of broad overlapping bands of steel which hangs down in front but is scolloped out behind so you can sit down, and isn't any real improvement on an inverted coal scuttle, either for looks or for wear, or to wipe your hands on; next you belt on your sword; then you put your stove-pipe joints onto your arms, your iron gauntlets onto your hands, your iron rat-trap onto your head, with a rag of steel web hitched onto it to hang over the back of your neck -- and there you are, snug as a candle in a candle-mould.