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Change meaning

change - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; " he attributed the change to their marriage"
  2. 2. remove or replace the coverings of; " Father had to learn how to change the baby"; " After each guest we changed the bed linens"
  3. 3. change clothes; put on different clothes; " Change before you go to the opera"
  4. 4. change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; " She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
  5. 5. To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance.
  6. 6. To alter by substituting something else for, or by giving up for something else; as, to change the clothes; to change one's occupation; to change one's intention.
  7. 7. Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money ( technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill.
  8. 8. To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.
  9. 9. To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to- morrow night.
  10. 10. Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.
  11. 11. A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons.
  12. 12. A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon.
  13. 13. Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.
  14. 14. That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another.
  15. 15. Small money; the money by means of which the larger coins and bank bills are made available in small dealings; hence, the balance returned when payment is tendered by a coin or note exceeding the sum due.
  16. 16. A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions.
  17. 17. A public house; an alehouse.
  18. 18. Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
  19. 19. To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; - followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another.
  20. 20. Alteration; exchange; small coin.
  21. 21. To exchange; to alter.

change - examples of usage

  1. Elizabeth was surprised at the change which came to her roommate's voice.
  2. How you change your mind! - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Some change had come over her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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