Meaning of CHANGE in English



Function: noun

Date: 13th century

1 : the act, process, or result of changing: as a : ALTERATION <a change in the weather> b : TRANSFORMATION <a time of vast social change > <going through change s > c : SUBSTITUTION <a change of scenery> d : the passage of the moon from one monthly revolution to another also : the passage of the moon from one phase to another e : MENOPAUSE

2 : a fresh set of clothes

3 British : EXCHANGE 5A

4 a : money in small denominations received in exchange for an equivalent sum in larger denominations b : money returned when a payment exceeds the amount due c : coins especially of low denominations <a pocketful of change > d : a negligible additional amount <only six minutes and change left in the game> e : MONEY 1 <cost a large chunk of change >

5 : an order in which a set of bells is struck in change ringing


Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.