v. changed, chang•ing, n.
1) to make different in form:
to change one's name[/ex]
2) to transform (usu. fol. by into):
The witch changed the prince into a toad[/ex]
3) to exchange for another or others:
to change shoes[/ex]
4) to give and take reciprocally:
to change places with someone[/ex]
5) to transfer from one (conveyance) to another
6) to give or get smaller money in exchange for
7) to give or get foreign money in exchange for
8) to remove and replace the coverings or garments of:
to change a bed; to change a baby[/ex]
9) to become different:
The nation's mood has changed[/ex]
10) to become altered or modified:
Colors change when exposed to the sun[/ex]
11) to become transformed (usu. fol. by into):
The toad changed back into a prince[/ex]
12) to pass gradually into (usu. fol. by to or into):
Summer changed to autumn[/ex]
13) to make an exchange
14) to transfer between conveyances
15) to change one's clothes
16) astron. (of the moon) to pass from one phase to another
17) (of the voice) to become deeper in tone
18) cvb phv change off
a) to take turns with another, as at doing a task
b) to alternate between two tasks or between a task and a rest break
19) the act of changing or the result of being changed
20) a transformation or modification:
a change of expression[/ex]
21) a variation or deviation:
a change in one's routine[/ex]
22) the substitution of one thing for another
23) a replacement or substitution
24) a fresh set of clothes
25) variety or novelty:
He's not one who likes change[/ex]
26) the passing from one state, phase, etc., to another:
social change[/ex]
27) mad a modulation in jazz
28) the money returned when the sum offered in payment is larger than the sum due
29) coins of low denomination
30) mad any of the various sequences in which a peal of bells may be rung
31) brit. Brit.
exchange 9)
Etymology: 1175–1225; ME < AF, OF changer < LL cambiāre, L cambīre to exchange chang′er, n. syn: change, alter both mean to make a difference in the state or condition of a thing. To change is to make a material or radical difference or to substitute one thing for another of the same kind: to change a lock; to change one's plans. To alter is to make some partial change, as in appearance, but usu. to preserve the identity: to alter a garment; to alter a contract.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • change — [ ʃɑ̃ʒ ] n. m. • XIIe; de changer ♦ Action de changer une chose contre une autre. ⇒ changement, échange, troc. I ♦ 1 ♦ Loc. Gagner, perdre au change : être avantagé ou désavantagé lors d un échange. 2 ♦ (XIIIe; it. cambio) Action de changer une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • change — change, social change One of the central problems of sociology . In the middle of the nineteenth century, the first attempts at sociological analysis were prompted by the need to explain two great waves of change that were sweeping across Europe …   Dictionary of sociology

  • change — CHANGE. s. m. Troc d une chose contre une autre. Ce mot n est guère d usage en ce sens que dans les phrases suivantes: Gagner au change. Perdre au change.Change, est aussi Le lieu où l on va changer des pièces de monnoie pour d autres, comme des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • change — vb Change, alter, vary, modify (and their corresponding nouns change, alteration, variation, modification) are comparable when denoting to make or become different (or when denoting a difference effected). Change and alter are sometimes… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • change — change; change·abil·i·ty; change·able; change·able·ness; change·ably; change·about; change·ful; change·less; change·ment; ex·change·able; in·ter·change·abil·i·ty; in·ter·change·able; change·ling; change·over; coun·ter·change; ex·change;… …   English syllables

  • change — CHANGE. s. m. Troc d une chose avec une autre. Vous ne gagnerez rien au change. change pour change. ce change ne vous est pas avantageux. Il se dit aussi, quand on quitte une chose pour une autre. Il aime le change. courir au change. Change, En… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • change — I verb adapt, adjust, alter, be converted, be inconstant, be irresolute, convert, convertere in, deviate, displace, diverge, evolve, exchange, fluctuate, give in exchange, go through phases, immutare, innovate, interchange, make a transition,… …   Law dictionary

  • Change — (ch[=a]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Changed} (ch[=a]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Changing}.] [F. changer, fr. LL. cambiare, to exchange, barter, L. cambire. Cf. {Cambial}.] 1. To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Change — Change, n. [F. change, fr. changer. See {Change}. v. t.] 1. Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles. [1913 Webster] Apprehensions of a change of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • change — [chānj] vt. changed, changing [ME changen < OFr changier < LL cambiare < L cambire, to exchange, barter < Celt (as in OIr camb) < IE base * kamb , to bend, crook (> Welsh cam, Bret kamm, crooked)] 1. to put or take (a thing) in… …   English World dictionary

  • change — Change, Permutatio pecuniae, Collybus, Bud. Et la place et endroit de la ville où les changeurs ont leurs boutiques. Selon ce on dit le pont aux changes. Et en fait de venerie Change est l opposite du droit, Estant le droit le Cerf qui a esté… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”