- 1. make (someone or something) different; alter or modify: "both parties voted against proposals to change the law"
- ▪ become different; be altered or modified: "I've had time to think and my opinion hasn't changed"
- ▪ turn or convert (something) from one state, form, or substance into another: "filters change the ammonia into nitrate"
- ▪ turn or be converted from one state, form, or substance into another: "electronic cigarettes use liquid nicotine which changes into vapor when heated"
- ▪ alter in terms of: "the ferns began to change shape" synonyms antonyms
- ▪ (of traffic lights) move from one color of signal to another: "they stopped at the corner, waiting for the lights to change"
- ▪ (of the moon) arrive at a fresh phase; become new: "he is going to be worse for the next two or three days because the moon has changed"
- 2. replace (something) with something else, especially something of the same kind that is newer or better; substitute one thing for (another): "she decided to change her name"
- ▪ exchange (something) with someone else, giving one thing and receiving something of the same kind in return: "I offered to change seats with him"
- ▪ engage (a different gear) in a motor vehicle: "wait for a gap and then change gears"
- ▪ exchange (a sum of money) for the same amount in smaller denominations or in coins, or for different currency.
- 3. put different clothes on: "he changed for dinner"
- ▪ put a clean diaper on (a baby or young child): "I changed her on top of the table until she got too big"
- 4. move to a different train, airplane, or subway line.
- 1. the act or instance of making or becoming different: "the change from a nomadic to an agricultural society"
- ▪ the substitution of one thing for another: "a change of venue" synonyms
- ▪ an alteration or modification: "a change came over Eddie's face" synonyms
- ▪ a new or refreshingly different experience: "couscous makes an interesting change from rice"
- ▪ a clean garment or garments as a replacement for clothes one is wearing: "a change of socks"
- ▪ the menopause. informal
- ▪ the moon's arrival at a fresh phase, typically at the new moon.
- ▪ another term for change-up
- 2. coins as opposed to paper currency: "a handful of loose change" synonyms
- ▪ money given in exchange for the same amount in larger denominations: "I'd go to the bank and get change"
- ▪ money returned to someone as the balance of the amount paid for something: "I watched him pocket the change"
- 3. an order in which a peal of bells can be rung.
- 4. a place where merchants met to do business. historical
Word Origin Middle English: from Old French change (noun), changer (verb), from late Latin cambiare, from Latin cambire ‘barter’, probably of Celtic origin.
- 1. changeful adjective
Scrabble Points: 12
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