|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|—vb (foll by to)|
|1.||to go back to a former practice, condition, belief, etc: she reverted to her old wicked ways|
|2.||to take up again or come back to a former topic|
|3.||biology (of individuals, organs, etc) to return to a more primitive, earlier, or simpler condition or type|
|4.||(US) to reply to someone: we will revert to you with pricing and other details|
|5.||property law (of an estate or interest in land) to return to its former owner or his heirs when a grant, esp a grant for the lifetime of the grantee, comes to an end|
|6.||revert to type to resume characteristics that were thought to have disappeared|
|7.||a person who, having been converted, has returned to his former beliefs or Church|
|[C13: from Latin revertere to return, from |
|usage Since back is part of the meaning of revert, one should not say that someone reverts back to a certain type of behaviour|
revert re·vert (rĭ-vûrt')
v. re·vert·ed, re·vert·ing, re·verts
To return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief.
To undergo genetic reversion.