Inverted

[ɪnvˈɜːtɪd], [ɪnvˈɜːtɪd], [ɪ_n_v_ˈɜː_t_ɪ_d]

Definitions of inverted:

  1.   being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed; " a quotation mark is sometimes called an inverted comma"; " an upside- down cake"
  2.   Changed to a contrary or counterchanged order; reversed; characterized by inversion.
  3.   of Invert
  4.   Turned to a contrary direction; changed in order.
  5.   Situated apparently in reverse order, as strata when folded back upon themselves by upheaval.
  6.   ( of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk

Antonyms for inverted:

Amphitropous, unturned.


Quotes for inverted:

  1. Documentary films are created in an inverted funnel of declining possibility. – Bruce Jackson
  2. We have made many glass vessels... with tubes two cubits long. These were filled with mercury, the open end was closed with the finger, and the tubes were then inverted in a vessel where there was mercury. – Evangelista Torricelli

Usage examples for inverted:

  1. An inverted cipher sufficed to flatter Bonaparte's illusion, or at least the illusions which he wished to maintain among his most distinguished lieutenants, and to delay the moment when they should discover that the loss they deplored was too certain. ” – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v12 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  2. The speakers, we see, are " inverted – Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang
  3. It was inhabited by poor people, the poorest of whom looked out from the garret, where, outside the little window, hung in the sunshine an old, dented bird- cage, which had not even a common cage- glass, but only the neck of a bottle inverted with a cork below, and filled with water. ” – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  4. Blue completes the color gamut from the inverted bowl of sky. ” – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  5. Since we know our own literature best it seems unreasonably well equipped with these inverted Midases- though the fact that all Anglo- American writing during the last century has been so exclusively of the middle classes, by the middle classes and for the middle classes must count for something. ” – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  6. “ " Except that I should have inverted my bowl," said Kate, calmly. ” – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  7. The mutual hatreds of capital and labor would sink into insignificance before the antagonism between authentic youth and age inverted – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  8. At a moment when he was beginning to wonder if his imagination had been playing tricks on him, he heard a curious ripping sound coming, this time, from behind the inverted canoe. ” – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  9. The wooden boat, the inverted glasses saved you. ” – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  10. This was a mass of steel weighing fifty tons and curved upwards like the inverted beak of an eagle. ” – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  11. It seemed like looking through an inverted telescope. ” – An I.D.B. in South Africa by Louise Vescelius-Sheldon
  12. He looked towards the door of the room in which Shirley had taken refuge and as if talking to himself he added: " A curious girl with an inverted point of view- sees everything different to others- I want to see her before she goes." ” – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  13. By accepting the notion of a dual power, that of Good and Evil, the inverted creative working of Fear is introduced with all its attendant train of evil things. ” – The Creative Process in the Individual by Thomas Troward
  14. There are people who habitually do so, or, rather, to whom an inverted moral law is delivered. ” – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  15. The line continued its march, and he distinctly heard the people laugh and joke as they all sat upside down on the backs of the inverted camels. ” – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  16. He realized that a mercury column, 30 inches in height, in a long glass tube inverted in a cup of mercury, was being supported by air pressure exerted on the mercury in the cup. ” – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  17. When it is inverted it lets these odors free. ” – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  18. And that vague anxiety was still with him when, fifty- seven minutes later, the asteroid returned from its inverted U- flight, slowed in its hurtling drop from space and hovered directly over the secret, hidden laboratory of Master Scientist Eliot Leithgow. ” – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore
  19. The next day I was greeted by the same Resplendent Person, his visage suffused with smiles and his spinal column oscillating like an inverted pendulum. ” – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  20. “ Eucken sees no hope for a " revival" of religion in the soul until an inverted order of conceiving reality takes place. ” – An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy by W. Tudor Jones

Rhymes for inverted:

  • exerted, inserted, perverted, reverted, subverted;
  • blurted, flirted, skirted, spurted, squirted;
  • alerted, asserted, averted, concerted, converted, deserted, diverted;
  • reasserted, unconverted;

Idioms for inverted:

  • in inverted commas;
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