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Definitions of change

  1. make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; " her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; " The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
  2. cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; " The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; " The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
  3. an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; " 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"
  4. give to, and receive from, one another; " Would you change places with me?"; " We have been exchanging letters for a year"
  5. the action of changing something; " the change of government had no impact on the economy"; " his change on abortion cost him the election"
  6. a different or fresh set of clothes; " she brought a change in her overnight bag"
  7. a thing that is different; " he inspected several changes before selecting one"
  8. a difference that is usually pleasant; " he goes to France for variety"; " it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
  9. the result of alteration or modification; " there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; " there had been no change in the mountains"
  10. money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency; " he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver"
  11. the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due; " I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"
  12. coins of small denomination regarded collectively; " he had a pocketful of change"
  13. undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; " She changed completely as she grew older"; " The weather changed last night"
  14. exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; " Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; " He changed his name"; " convert centimeters into inches"; " convert holdings into shares"
  15. become deeper in tone; " His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; " Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
  16. lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; " switch to a different brand of beer"; " She switched psychiatrists"; " The car changed lanes"
  17. a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; " he attributed the change to their marriage"
  18. remove or replace the coverings of; " Father had to learn how to change the baby"; " After each guest we changed the bed linens"
  19. change clothes; put on different clothes; " Change before you go to the opera"
  20. change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; " She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money ( technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill.
  24. To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.
  25. To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to- morrow night.
  26. Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.
  27. A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons.
  28. A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon.
  29. Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.
  30. That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another.
  31. 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.
  32. A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions.
  33. A public house; an alehouse.
  34. Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
  35. To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; - followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another.
  36. To alter; exchange or give an equivalent for; to make different; convert.
  37. To undergo alteration; pass from one place to another.
  38. A passing from one state or form to another; small coin; balance returned after subtraction of amount paid; any variation.
  39. An exchange.
  40. To alter or make different: to put or give one thing or person for another: to make to pass from one state to another.
  41. To suffer change.
  42. Alteration or variation of any kind: a shift: variety: small coin: also used as a short term for the Exchange.
  43. Alteration; exchange; small coin.
  44. To exchange; to alter.
  45. To make or become different; convert; alter; vary.
  46. To exchange; interchange.
  47. The act or fact of changing; alteration; substitution; a substitute.
  48. Small money.
  49. Any alteration or variation; shifting; transition; alteration in the order, specially of ringing bells; small coin; the balance of money paid beyond the price of goods purchased; the Exchange.
  50. To make different or alter; to put one thing in the place of another; to give or take an equivalent in other coin; to exchange.
  51. To suffer a change; to become new; to become worse.
  52. An alteration or variation on anything; a passing from one state or form to another; vicissitude; variety; small money; change, contracted for exchange, a place where persons meet for the transaction of business.
  53. To alter; to make different; to shift; to put one thing in the place of another; to give one kind of money for another; to undergo variation.
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Usage examples for change

  1. A change had come over the face of it. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  2. A change was to come- with the coming night. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  3. But I ought to tell you at once, that nothing which you say can change me." – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  4. Do you know of any good reason why she should come to change it? – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  5. The change of work was the secret of it all. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  6. You got to make the change as you come in. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  7. I'm not going to be the one to change you." – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  8. We will soon change all that." – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  9. Come into the boat- house and we'll change now." – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  10. Because you couldn't get any one to change with you, my dear. – The Green Satin Gown by Laura E. Richards
  11. It will be a change to talk of other things. – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  12. It was something of a change – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton
  13. You go and change your things, sir, and then get a book till dinner's ready. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  14. Then a change came over him. – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade
  15. It isn't too late yet to change that. – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  16. Shall I give you a change – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  17. Would it not be well to make a change before it is too late? – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  18. I can see the change in you. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  19. Nothing could change you. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  20. A change will do you good. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
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