Definitions of change

  1. To suffer a change; to become new; to become worse.
  2. To make or become different; convert; alter; vary.
  3. To exchange; interchange.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money ( technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill.
  7. Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.
  8. A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons.
  9. A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon.
  10. Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.
  11. That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another.
  12. 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.
  13. A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions.
  14. A public house; an alehouse.
  15. Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
  16. To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; - followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another.
  17. To alter; exchange or give an equivalent for; to make different; convert.
  18. To alter or make different: to put or give one thing or person for another: to make to pass from one state to another.
  19. To exchange; to alter.
  20. To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.
  21. To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to- morrow night.
  22. To undergo alteration; pass from one place to another.
  23. To suffer change.
  24. 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"
  25. become deeper in tone; " His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; " Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
  26. lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; " switch to a different brand of beer"; " She switched psychiatrists"; " The car changed lanes"
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. a thing that is different; " he inspected several changes before selecting one"
  30. a difference that is usually pleasant; " he goes to France for variety"; " it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
  31. the result of alteration or modification; " there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; " there had been no change in the mountains"
  32. 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"
  33. 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"
  34. coins of small denomination regarded collectively; " he had a pocketful of change"
  35. a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; " he attributed the change to their marriage"
  36. remove or replace the coverings of; " Father had to learn how to change the baby"; " After each guest we changed the bed linens"
  37. change clothes; put on different clothes; " Change before you go to the opera"
  38. change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; " She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
  39. A passing from one state or form to another; small coin; balance returned after subtraction of amount paid; any variation.
  40. An exchange.
  41. Alteration or variation of any kind: a shift: variety: small coin: also used as a short term for the Exchange.
  42. Alteration; exchange; small coin.
  43. The act or fact of changing; alteration; substitution; a substitute.
  44. Small money.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
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