noun, plural ver·sos. Printing.

  1. a left-hand page of an open book or manuscript (opposed to recto).

adverb Latin.

  1. with thumbs turned downward: the sign made by spectators calling for the death of a defeated gladiator in the ancient Roman circus.


  1. the back of the page; verso (opposed to folio recto).

noun plural -sos

    1. the back of a sheet of printed paper
    2. Also called: reversothe left-hand pages of a book, bearing the even numbersCompare recto
  1. the side of a coin opposite to the obverse; reverse

1839, from Latin verso (folio), ablative singular neuter of versus, past participle of vertere “to turn” (see versus).

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