- 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"
- A relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event.
- usage: "he attributed the change to their marriage"
- The action of changing something.
- usage: "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
- The result of alteration or modification.
- usage: "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"
- The balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due.
- usage: "I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"
- A thing that is different.
- usage: "he inspected several changes before selecting one"
- A different or fresh set of clothes.
- usage: "she brought a change in her overnight bag"
- Coins of small denomination regarded collectively.
- usage: "he had a pocketful of change"
- Money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency.
- usage: "he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver"
- A difference that is usually pleasant.
- usage: "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
- synonyms: variety
- 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"
- 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"
- Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence.
- usage: "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
- Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another.
- usage: "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
- Change clothes; put on different clothes.
- usage: "Change before you go to the opera"
- Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category.
- usage: "Could you convert my dollars into pounds"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"
- Give to, and receive from, one another.
- usage: "Would you change places with me"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
- Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another.
- usage: "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
- synonyms: transfer
- Become deeper in tone.
- usage: "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
- synonyms: deepen
- Remove or replace the coverings of.
- usage: "Father had to learn how to change the baby"; "After each guest we changed the bed linens"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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|Chicago||WordNet. 2010. "change" http://smartdefine.org/change/definitions/1189409 (accessed September 29, 2016).|
|Harvard||WordNet 2010, change, Smart Define, viewed 29 September, 2016, <http://smartdefine.org/change/definitions/1189409>.|
|MLA||WordNet. "change" 23 October 2010. Web. 29 September 2016. <http://smartdefine.org/change/definitions/1189409>|