Word of the day
PRONUNCIATION: ( obVUHRT)
MEANING: (verb tr.) To turn so as to show a different side. ETYMOLOGY: From Latin obvertere (to turn toward), from ob- (toward) + vertere (to turn). Ultimately from the IndoEuropean root wer- (to turn or bend), which is also the source of words such as wring, weird, writhe, worth, revert, and universe. Earliest documented use: 1583.
USAGE: “The sun obverted its five o’clock face enough to darken the hardwood shadow of pine and oak along the creek.” — Patricia Hickman; Fallen Angels; Thorndike; 2004.