Definitions for switch

Definitions for (noun) switch

Main entry: switch, switching, shift

Definition: the act of changing one thing or position for another

Usage: his switch on abortion cost him the election

Main entry: switch

Definition: a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other

Main entry: switch

Definition: a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment

Main entry: switch, electric switch, electrical switch

Definition: control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit

Main entry: switch

Definition: railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock

Main entry: switch

Definition: hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure

Main entry: transposition, substitution, switch, replacement, permutation

Definition: an event in which one thing is substituted for another

Usage: the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

Definitions for (verb) switch

Main entry: alternate, switch, tack, interchange, flip, flip-flop

Definition: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Main entry: switch, switch over, exchange

Definition: change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

Main entry: change over, shift, switch

Definition: make a shift in or exchange of

Usage: First Joe led; then we switched

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: switch

Definition: flog with or as if with a flexible rod

Main entry: throw, switch, flip

Definition: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

Usage: switch on the light; throw the lever

Main entry: trade, switch, swop, swap

Definition: exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Visual thesaurus for switch