Synonyms for (noun) shift

Synonyms: switch, switching, shift

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

Usage: his switch on abortion cost him the election

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: shift, shifting

Definition: the act of moving from one place to another

Usage: his constant shifting disrupted the class

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path


Synonyms: chemise, shift, sack

Definition: a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

Similar words: dress, frock

Definition: a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice


Synonyms: shift, shimmy, slip, chemise, teddy

Definition: a woman's sleeveless undergarment

Similar words: undergarment, unmentionable

Definition: a garment worn under other garments


Synonyms: shift, shift key

Definition: the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters

Similar words: key

Definition: a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed


Synonyms: shift, transformation, transmutation

Definition: a qualitative change

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: displacement, shift

Definition: an event in which something is displaced without rotation

Similar words: translation

Definition: a uniform movement without rotation


Synonyms: shift

Definition: a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time

Similar words: crew, gang, work party

Definition: an organized group of workmen


Synonyms: fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, break, shift

Definition: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

Usage: they built it right over a geological fault; he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

Similar words: crack, crevice, scissure, cleft, fissure

Definition: a long narrow opening


Synonyms: shift, work shift, duty period

Definition: the time period during which you are at work

Similar words: hours

Definition: a period of time assigned for work

Usage: they work long hours

Synonyms for (verb) shift

Synonyms: change over, shift, switch

Definition: make a shift in or exchange of

Usage: First Joe led; then we switched

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: shift

Definition: move and exchange for another

Usage: shift the date for our class reunion

Similar words: exchange, replace, interchange, substitute

Definition: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

Usage: the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt; substitute regular milk with fat-free milk; synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning


Synonyms: shift

Definition: change gears

Usage: you have to shift when you go down a steep hill

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: shift

Definition: move from one setting or context to another

Usage: shift the emphasis; shift one's attention

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: shift

Definition: change in quality

Usage: His tone shifted

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: shift

Definition: change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change

Usage: Grimm showed how the consonants shifted

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: shift

Definition: use a shift key on a keyboard

Usage: She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case

Similar words: type, typewrite

Definition: write by means of a keyboard with types

Usage: type the acceptance letter, please


Synonyms: shift, lurch, pitch

Definition: move abruptly

Usage: The ship suddenly lurched to the left

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: shift, reposition, dislodge

Definition: change place or direction

Usage: Shift one's position

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: careen, tilt, shift, wobble

Definition: move sideways or in an unsteady way

Usage: The ship careened out of control

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: budge, shift, stir, agitate

Definition: move very slightly

Usage: He shifted in his seat

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: shift, transfer

Definition: move around

Usage: transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant