Definitions for change

Definitions for (noun) change

Main entry: change

Definition: the action of changing something

Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election

Main entry: change

Definition: a different or fresh set of clothes

Usage: she brought a change in her overnight bag

Main entry: change

Definition: a thing that is different

Usage: he inspected several changes before selecting one

Main entry: change, variety

Definition: a difference that is usually pleasant

Usage: he goes to France for variety; it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic

Main entry: change, modification, alteration

Definition: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

Usage: the change was intended to increase sales; this storm is certainly a change for the worse; the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago

Main entry: change

Definition: the result of alteration or modification

Usage: there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs; there had been no change in the mountains

Main entry: change

Definition: money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency

Usage: he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver

Main entry: change

Definition: the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due

Usage: I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change

Main entry: change

Definition: coins of small denomination regarded collectively

Usage: he had a pocketful of change

Main entry: change

Definition: a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event

Usage: he attributed the change to their marriage

Definitions for (verb) change

Main entry: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Main entry: vary, change, alter

Definition: become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

Usage: her mood changes in accordance with the weather; The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

Main entry: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Main entry: convert, exchange, commute, change

Definition: exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

Usage: Could you convert my dollars into pounds?; He changed his name; convert centimeters into inches; convert holdings into shares

Main entry: change

Definition: remove or replace the coverings of

Usage: Father had to learn how to change the baby; After each guest we changed the bed linens

Main entry: change

Definition: change clothes; put on different clothes

Usage: Change before you go to the opera

Main entry: switch, change, shift

Definition: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

Usage: switch to a different brand of beer; She switched psychiatrists; The car changed lanes

Main entry: deepen, change

Definition: become deeper in tone

Usage: His voice began to change when he was 12 years old; Her voice deepened when she whispered the password

Main entry: transfer, change

Definition: change from one vehicle or transportation line to another

Usage: She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast

Main entry: change, interchange, exchange

Definition: give to, and receive from, one another

Usage: Would you change places with me?; We have been exchanging letters for a year

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