(Re*vert"), v. i.
1. To return; to come back.
So that my arrowsShak.
Would have reverted to my bow again.
2. (Law) To return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him.
3. (Biol.) To return, wholly or in part, towards some preëxistent form; to take on the traits or characters
of an ancestral type.
4. (Chem.) To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric
acid in certain fertilizers reverts.
(Re*vert"), n. One who, or that which, reverts.
An active promoter in making the East Saxons converts, or rather reverts, to the faith.Fuller.
(Re*vert"ed), a. Turned back; reversed. Specifically: (Her.) Bent or curved twice, in opposite
directions, or in the form of an S.
(Re*vert"ent) n. (Med.) A remedy which restores the natural order of the inverted irritative
motions in the animal system. [Obs.] E. Darwin.
1. One who, or that which, reverts.
2. (Law) Reversion. Burrill.
(Re*vert"i*ble) a. Capable of, or admitting of, reverting or being reverted; as, a revertible
(Re*vert"ive) a. Reverting, or tending to revert; returning. Re*vert"ive*ly, adv.
The tide revertive, unattracted, leavesThomson.
A yellow waste of idle sands behind.
(Rev"er*y) n. Same as Reverie.
(Re*vest") v. t. [OF reverstir, F. revêtir, L. revestire; pref. re- re- + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis
a garment. See Vestry, and cf. Revet.]
1. To clothe again; to cover, as with a robe; to robe.
Her, nathless, . . . the enchanterSpenser.
Did thus revest and decked with due habiliments.
2. To vest again with possession or office; as, to revest a magistrate with authority.