Meaning of SHIFT in English


I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sciftan to divide, arrange; akin to Old Norse skipa to arrange, assign Date: 13th century transitive verb to exchange for or replace by another ; change , 2. to change the place, position, or direction of ; move , to make a change in (place), to change phonetically, intransitive verb 1. to change place or position, to change direction , to change gears, to depress the ~ key (as on a typewriter), 2. to assume responsibility , to resort to expedients, 3. to go through a change , to change one's clothes, to become changed phonetically, ~able adjective II. noun Date: 1523 1. a means or device for effecting an end, b. a deceitful or underhand scheme ; dodge , an effort or expedient exerted or tried in difficult circumstances ; extremity , 2. a change of clothes, b. shirt , a woman's slip or chemise, a usually loose-fitting or semifitted dress, 3. a change in direction , a change in emphasis, judgment, or attitude, 4. a group of people who work or occupy themselves in turn with other groups, b. a change of one group of people (as workers) for another in regular alternation, a scheduled period of work or duty , a change in place or position: as, a change in the position of the hand on a fingerboard (as of a violin), b. fault 5, the relative displacement of rock masses on opposite sides of a fault or fault zone, c. a simultaneous change of position in football by two or more players from one side of the line to the other, a change of positions made by one or more players in baseball to provide better defense against a particular hitter, a change in frequency resulting in a change in position of a spectral line or band, a movement of bits in a computer register a specified number of places to the right or left, a removal from one person or thing to another ; transfer , consonant ~ , a bid in bridge in a suit other than the suit one's partner has bid, gear~ , see: resource

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