Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Noting the principal side or face of a medal or coin.

Part of speech: noun

The obverse side, as of a coin; an opposite face.

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Usage examples "obverse":

  1. How is it, then, that the full detriment of this system was never taken into account before, and that the obverse of the present practice was not more generally adopted. - "A Cursory History of Swearing", Julian Sharman.
  2. Leoni's medal, on the obverse, shows the old artist's head in profile, with strong lines of drapery rising to the neck and gathering around the shoulders. - "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", John Addington Symonds.
  3. On the obverse is the " Imperial Head"; on the reverse a soldier striking with his spear at a man on horseback. - "Hertfordshire", Herbert W Tompkins.