Meaning of 'change'

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Meaning of ‘change’

20 definitions found.



the action of changing something

Example: "the change of government had no impact on the economy"


a different or fresh set of clothes

Example: "The lawyer brought a change in their overnight bag."


a thing that is different

Example: "The owner inspected several changes before selecting one."


a difference that is usually pleasant

Synonyms: variety


an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

Example: "the change was intended to increase sales"

Synonyms: alteration modification


the result of alteration or modification

Example: "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"


money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency

Example: "They got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver."


the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due

Example: "I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"


coins of small denomination regarded collectively

Example: "They had a pocketful of change and nothing in their wallet."


a relational difference between states


to undergo a change


to become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

Example: "Their mood changes in accordance with the weather."

Synonyms: alter vary


to cause to change

Synonyms: alter modify


to exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

Example: "I changed my seat in row 17 for one in row 18."

Synonyms: exchange


to remove or replace the coverings of

Example: "Father had to learn how to change the baby"


to change clothes


to lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

Synonyms: switch


to become deeper in tone

Example: "Their voice began to change when they were 12 years old."

Synonyms: deepen


to change from one vehicle or transportation line to another

Example: "They changed trains on their way to the coast."

Synonyms: transfer


to give to, and receive from, one another

Example: "Would you change places with me?"

Synonyms: interchange

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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