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chang | chang jiang | chang kuo | chang kuo-lao | changan | Change | change by reversal | change course | change form | change gear | change hands

Change

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Changev. t. [F. changer, fr. LL. cambiare, to exchange, barter, L. cambire. Cf. Cambial.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Therefore will I change their glory into shame."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "They that do change old love for new,
    Pray gods, they change for worse!
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; -- followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another.  [1913 Webster]
    "Look upon those thousands with whom thou wouldst not, for any interest, change thy fortune and condition."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill.  [1913 Webster]
    "He pulled out a thirty-pound note and bid me change it."  [1913 Webster]
To change a horse, or To change hand (Man.), to turn or bear the horse's head from one hand to the other, from the left to right, or from the right to the left. -- To change hands, to change owners. -- To change one's tune, to become less confident or boastful. [Colloq.] -- To change step, to take a break in the regular succession of steps, in marching or walking, as by bringing the hollow of one foot against the heel of the other, and then stepping off with the foot which is in advance.
Syn. -- To alter; vary; deviate; substitute; innovate; diversify; shift; veer; turn. See Alter.
Changev. i. 
  •  To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.  [1913 Webster]
    "For I am Lord, I change not."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to-morrow night.  [1913 Webster]
Changen. [F. change, fr. changer. See Change. v. t.].
  •  Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.  [1913 Webster]
    "Apprehensions of a change of dynasty."  [1913 Webster]
    "All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our fathers did for change to France repair."  [1913 Webster]
    "The ringing grooves of change."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thirty change (R.V. changes) of garments."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A public house; an alehouse.  [1913 Webster]
    "They call an alehouse a change."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.  [1913 Webster]
    "Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ringing."  [1913 Webster]
Change of life, the period in the life of a woman when menstruation and the capacity for conception cease, usually occurring between forty-five and fifty years of age. -- Change ringing, the continual production, without repetition, of changes on bells, See def. 9. above. -- Change wheel (Mech.), one of a set of wheels of different sizes and number of teeth, that may be changed or substituted one for another in machinery, to produce a different but definite rate of angular velocity in an axis, as in cutting screws, gear, etc. -- To ring the changes on, to present the same facts or arguments in variety of ways.
Syn. -- Variety; variation; alteration; mutation; transition; vicissitude; innovation; novelty; transmutation; revolution; reverse.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Change, n. & v.
--n.
1 a the act or an instance of making or becoming different. b an alteration or modification (the change in her expression).
2 a money given in exchange for money in larger units or a different currency. b money returned as the balance of that given in payment. c = small change.
3 a new experience; variety (fancied a change; for a change).
4 a the substitution of one thing for another; an exchange (change of scene). b a set of clothes etc. put on in place of another.
5 (in full change of life) colloq. the menopause.
6 (usu. in pl.) the different orders in which a peal of bells can be rung.
7 (Change) (also 'Change) hist. a place where merchants etc. met to do business.
8 (of the moon) arrival at a fresh phase, esp. at the new moon.
--v.
1 tr. & intr. undergo, show, or subject to change; make or become different (the wig changed his appearance; changed from an introvert into an extrovert).
2 tr. a take or use another instead of; go from one to another (change one's socks; changed his doctor; changed trains). b (usu. foll. by for) give up or get rid of in exchange (changed the car for a van).
3 tr. a give or get change in smaller denominations for (can you change a ten-pound note?). b (foll. by for) exchange (a sum of money) for (changed his dollars for pounds).
4 tr. & intr. put fresh clothes or coverings on (changed the baby as he was wet; changed into something loose).
5 tr. (often foll. by with) give and receive, exchange (changed places with him; we changed places).
6 intr. change trains etc. (changed at Crewe).
7 intr. (of the moon) arrive at a fresh phase, esp. become new.

Idiom
change colour blanch or flush. change down engage a lower gear in a vehicle. change gear engage a different gear in a vehicle. change hands
1 pass to a different owner.
2 substitute one hand for another. change one's mind adopt a different opinion or plan. change of air a different climate; variety. change of heart a conversion to a different view. change over change from one system or situation to another. change-over n. such a change. change step begin to keep step with the opposite leg when marching etc. change the subject begin talking of something different, esp. to avoid embarrassment.
change one's tune
1 voice a different opinion from that expressed previously.
2 change one's style of language or manner, esp. from an insolent to a respectful tone. change up engage a higher gear in a vehicle.
get no change out of sl.
1 fail to get information from.
2 fail to get the better of (in business etc.). ring the changes (on) vary the ways of expressing, arranging, or doing something.
Derivative
changeful adj. changer n.
Etymology
ME f. AF chaunge, OF change, changer f. LL cambiare, L cambire barter, prob. of Celt. orig.

THESAURUS

Change

aberration, about-face, accommodate, adapt, adjust, advance, agency, agent, alchemy, alter, alteration, alternate, alternative, ameliorate, analogy, analysis, analyze, anatomization, anatomize, ascend, assimilate to, assimilation, assume, assumption, atomization, atomize, avatar, back, back and fill, back up, backup, bandy, barter, be changed, be converted into, be quits with, be renewed, become, becoming, better, bottom out, break, break up, bring to, budge, buy and sell, castrate, change for, change into, change over, change place, change-over, changeling, checker, chop, chop and change, chop logic, circle, climb, coins, come about, come around, come round, commutation, commute, comparison, compensate, compound for, conversion, convert, cooperate, copy, counterchange, counterfeit, deal, deform, degenerate, delegation, demarcation, denature, deputation, deputy, deputyship, descend, desexualize, desynonymization, desynonymize, deteriorate, deviate, deviation, difference, differencing, differentiate, differentiation, discriminate, discrimination, disequalization, disequalize, disjoin, disjunction, displacement, distinction, distinguish, distinguishment, dither, diverge, divergence, diversification, diversify, divide, division, do business, do over, don, double, dress in, dub in, dummy, ebb, equal, equivalent, equivocate, ersatz, exchange, fake, fill-in, fit, fix, flip-flop, flop, flow, fluctuate, geld, get back at, get even with, get into, get on, get over, ghost, ghostwriter, give and take, give in exchange, give place to, go, go around, go round, go sideways, growth, gyrate, hard cash, haul around, horse-trade, imitation, improve, individualization, individualize, individuate, individuation, innovation, interchange, inverse, invert, jibe, lapse, locum tenens, logroll, make, make a distinction, make do with, make over, make way for, makeshift, mark, mark off, mark out, meliorate, metamorphose, metamorphosis, metaphor, metonymy, mitigate, modification, modify, modulate, modulation, mount, move, move over, mutate, mutation, mutilate, naturalization, naturalize, neuter, next best thing, novelty, offer in exchange, oscillate, overthrow, particularization, particularize, passage, pay back, pendulate, permutation, permute, personalization, personalize, personnel, petty cash, phony, pin money, pinch hitter, plunge, pocket money, power of attorney, progress, proxy, put on, put up with, qualify, quid pro quo, re-create, re-formation, realign, rebuild, reciprocate, reconstruct, reconversion, reconvert, redeem, redesign, reduce to, reduction, refashion, refine a distinction, refit, reform, regress, relief, remake, render, renew, replace, replacement, representation, representative, requite, reserves, reshape, resolution, resolve into, respond, restructure, retaliate, retrogress, return, return the compliment, revamp, reversal, reverse, revert, revive, revolution, ring in, ring the changes, ringer, rise, rotate, run, second string, secondary, segregate, segregation, separate, separation, set apart, set off, sever, severalization, severalize, severance, shift, shift the scene, shift with, shilly-shally, shuffle the cards, sign, silver, sink, slip on, small change, soar, spares, specialization, specialize, spending money, spin, split hairs, sport, stand-in, stir, stream, sub, subrogation, subside, substituent, substitute, substitution, subvert, succedaneum, supersedence, superseder, superseding, supersedure, supersession, supplantation, supplanter, supplanting, supplantment, surrogate, swap, swap horses, swerve, switch, switch over, switch-over, symbol, synecdoche, tack, take a turn, take in exchange, teeter, tergiversate, third string, tit for tat, token, totter, trade, trade in, trade off, trade sight unseen, transfigure, transform, transformation, transit, transition, translate, transmogrify, transmutation, transmute, transplace, transpose, transubstantiate, travel, truck, turn, turn aside, turn back, turn into, turn the corner, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down, turning into, undergo a change, understudy, unsex, utility player, vacillate, variation, variegate, variety, vary, veer, vicar, vicariousness, vice-president, vice-regent, vicissitude, volte-face, wane, warp, waver, whirl, wobble, work a change, worsen

ROGET THESAURUS

Change

Irresolution

VB be irresolute, hang in suspense, keep in suspense, leave "ad referendum", think twice about, pause, dawdle, remain neuter, dillydally, hesitate, boggle, hover, dacker, hum and haw, demur, not know one's own mind, debate, balance, dally with, coquet with, will and will not, chaser-balancer, go halfway, compromise, make a compromise, be thrown off one's balance, stagger like a drunken man, be afraid, let 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would', falter, waver vacillate, change, retract, fluctuate, pendulate, alternate, keep off and on, play fast and loose, blow hot and cold, shuffle, palter, blink, trim.

Mart

N mart, market, marketplace, fair, bazaar, staple, exchange, change, bourse, hall, guildhall, tollbooth, customhouse, Tattersall's, stall, booth, stand, newsstand, cart, wagon, wharf, office, chambers, countinghouse, bureau, counter, compter, shop, emporium, establishment, store, department store, general store, five and ten, variety store, co-op, finding store, grindery warehouse, grocery, supermarket, candy store, sweet shop, confectionery, bakery, greengrocer, delicatessen, bakeshop, butcher shop, fish store, farmers' market, mom and pop store, dairy, health food store, tobacco shop, tobacco store, tobacconists, cigar store, hardware store, jewelry shop, bookstore, liquor store, gun shop, rod and reel shop, furniture store, drugstore, chemist's, florist, flower shop, shoe store, stationer, stationer's, electronics shop, telephone store, music store, record shop, fur store, sporting goods store, video store, video rental store, lumber store, lumber yard, home improvements store, home improvement center, gas station, auto repair shop, auto dealer, used car dealer, mall, suburban mall, commons, pedestrian mall, shopping street, surplus store, army-navy surplus store, auction, flea market, yard sale, garage sale, pawn shop, antiques store, second-hand store, second time around shop, thrift shop, warehouse, wareroom, depot, interposit, entrepot, market-overt, real-estate broker, vending machine.

Change

N change, alteration, mutation, permutation, variation, modification, modulation, inflexion, mood, qualification, innovation, metastasis, deviation, turn, evolution, revolution, diversion, break, transformation, transfiguration, metamorphosis, transmutation, deoxidization, transubstantiation, mutagenesis transanimation, transmigration, metempsychosis, avatar, alterative, conversion, revolution &c (sudden or radical change), inversion, displacement, transference, changeableness, tergiversation, changed, newfangled, changeable, transitional, modifiable, alterative, mutatis mutandis, Int, quantum mutatus!, a change came o'er the spirit of my dream, nous avons change tout cela, tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis, non sum qualis eram, casaque tourner, corpora lente augescent cito extinguuntur, in statu quo ante bellum, still ending and beginning still, vox audita perit littera scripta manet.

VB change, alter, vary, wax and wane, modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with, turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, swerve, warp, deviate, turn aside, evert, intervert, pass to, take a turn, turn the corner, resume, work a change, modify, vamp, superinduce, transform, transfigure, transmute, transmogrify, transume, metamorphose, ring the changes, innovate, introduce new blood, shuffle the cards, give a turn to, give a color to, influence, turn the scale, shift the scene, turn over a new leaf, recast, reverse, disturb, convert into.

Money

N money, legal tender, money matters, money market, finance, accounts, funds, treasure, capital, stock, assets, wealth, supplies, ways and means, wherewithal, sinews of war, almighty dollar, needful, cash, mammon, dough, cabbage, money-like instruments, M, M, sum, amount, balance, balance sheet, sum total, proceeds, currency, circulating medium, specie, coin, piece, hard cash, cold cash, dollar, sterling coin, pounds shillings and pence, Ls, d, pocket, breeches pocket, purse, money in hand, cash at hand, ready money, ready cash, slug, wad wad of bills, wad of money, thick wad of bills, roll of dough, rhino, blunt, dust, mopus, tin, salt, chink, argent comptant, bottom dollar, buzzard dollar, checks, dibs, double eagle, eagle, Federal currency, fractional currency, postal currency, Federal Reserve Note, United States Note, silver certificate, gold certificate, long bit, short bit, moss, nickel, pile, pin money, quarter, red cent, roanoke, rock, seawan, seawant, thousand dollars, grand, single, one-dollar bill, two- dollar bill, five-dollar bill, fiver, fin, Lincoln, ten-dollar bill, sawbuck, twenty-dollar bill, Jackson, double sawbuck, fifty-dollar bill, hundred-dollar bill, C-note, penny, cent, Lincoln cent, indian head penny, copper, two-cent piece three-cent piece, half- dime, nickel, buffalo nickel, V nickel, dime, disme, mercury dime, quarter, two bits, half dollar, dollar, silver dollar, Eisenhower dollar, Susan B, Anthony dollar, precious metals, gold, silver, copper, bullion, ingot, nugget, petty cash, pocket money, change, small change, small coin, doit, stiver, rap, mite, farthing, sou, penny, shilling, tester, groat, guinea, rouleau, wampum, good sum, round sum, lump sum, power of money, plum, lac of rupees, major coin, crown, minor coin, monetarist, monetary theory, numismatics, chrysology, numismatist, paper money, greenback, major denomination, minor denomination, money order, postal money order, Post Office order, bank note, bond, bill, bill of exchange, order, warrant, coupon, debenture, exchequer bill, assignat, blueback, hundi, shinplaster, note, note of hand, promissory note, I O U, draft, check, cheque, back-dated check, negotiable order of withdrawal, NOW, remittance, credit, liability, drawer, drawee, obligor, obligee, moneyer, coiner, false money, bad money, base coin, flash note, slip, kite, fancy stocks, Bank of Elegance, argumentum ad crumenam, letter of credit, circulation, multiplier effect, inflation, double-digit inflation, hyperinflation, erosion of the currency, debasement of the currency, deflation, stagflation, exchange rate, rate of exchange, floating exchange rates, fixed rates, currency counter, currency exchange, bureau de change, gold-backed currency, gold standard, silver standard, bank account, savings account, checking account, money market account, NOW account, time deposit, deposit, demand deposit, super NOW account, certificate of deposit, CD, $, US$, Y, A$, Federal Reserve Bank, central bank, Federal Reserve Board, board of governors of the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, Secret Service, mint, bureau of engraving, seigniorage, counterfeit, funny money, bogus money, (falsehood), interest, interest rate, discount rate, monetary, pecuniary, crumenal, fiscal, financial, sumptuary, numismatic, numismatical, sterling, nummary, barbarus ipse placet dummodo sit dives, but the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that, Gelt regiert die Welt, money rules the world, money makes the world go round, nervos belli pecuniam infinitam, redet Geld so schweigt die Welt, money is the mother's milk of politics, money is the root of all evil, money isn't everything, as phony as a three-dollar bill, don't take any wooden nickels.


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