Associations to the word «Altered»


ALTERED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of alter
ALTERED, noun. A kind of car in drag racing, usually with a partial body situated behind the exposed engine.

Dictionary definition

ALTERED, adjective. Changed in form or character without becoming something else; "the altered policy promised success"; "following an altered course we soon found ourselves back in civilization"; "he looked...with clouded eyes and with an altered manner of breathing"- Charles Dickens.
ALTERED, adjective. Having testicles or ovaries removed.
ALTERED, adjective. Changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose; "seeds precisely adapted to the area"; "instructions altered to suit the children's different ages".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.