Meaning of CHANGE in English


I. verb (~d; changing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ~r, from Latin cambiare to ex~, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish camm crooked Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to make different in some particular ; alter , to make radically different ; transform , to give a different position, course, or direction to, 2. to replace with another , to make a shift from one to another ; switch , to ex~ for an equivalent sum of money (as in smaller denominations or in a foreign currency) , to undergo a modification of , to put fresh clothes or covering on , intransitive verb to become different , to pass from one phase to another, to shift one's means of conveyance ; transfer , to shift to lower register ; break , to undergo transformation, transition, or substitution , to put on different clothes , ex~ , switch , ~r noun Synonyms: see: ~ II. noun Date: 13th century the act, process, or result of changing: as, alteration , transformation , substitution , the passage of the moon from one monthly revolution to another, menopause , a fresh set of clothes, ex~ 5a, 4. money in small denominations received in ex~ for an equivalent sum in larger denominations, money returned when a payment exceeds the amount due, coins especially of low denominations , a negligible additional amount , money 1 , an order in which a set of bells is struck in ~ ringing, ~up

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