Associations to the word «Change»


CHANGE, verb. (intransitive) To become something different.
CHANGE, verb. (transitive) (ergative) To make something into something different.
CHANGE, verb. (transitive) To replace.
CHANGE, verb. (intransitive) To replace one's clothing.
CHANGE, verb. (intransitive) To transfer to another vehicle (train, bus, etc.)
CHANGE, verb. (archaic) To exchange.
CHANGE, verb. (transitive) To change hand while riding (a horse).
CHANGE, noun. (countable) The process of becoming different.
CHANGE, noun. (uncountable) Small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination.
CHANGE, noun. (countable) A replacement, e.g. a change of clothes
CHANGE, noun. (uncountable) Money given back when a customer hands over more than the exact price of an item.
CHANGE, noun. (countable) A transfer between vehicles.
CHANGE, noun. (baseball) A change-up pitch.
CHANGE, noun. (campanology) Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
CHANGE, noun. (dated) A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; an exchange.
CHANGE, noun. (Scotland) (dated) A public house; an alehouse.
CHANGE AVERSION, noun. Negative short-term reaction to changes in a product or service.
CHANGE HAND, verb. (military) (archaic) To turn a horse around; especially, when exercising in a circle, to cross the center and resume circling in the other direction.
CHANGE HANDS, verb. (idiomatic) To become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.
CHANGE HORSES IN MIDSTREAM, verb. (idiomatic) To change one's plan or approach when an effort is already underway or at another inopportune time.
CHANGE KEY, noun. A key adapted to open only one of a set of locks; distinguished from a master key.
CHANGE KEYS, noun. Plural of change key
CHANGE MANAGEMENT, noun. (computing) the controlled implementation of required changes to some system; includes version control and planned fallback
CHANGE MANAGEMENT, noun. A structured approach to transitioning individuals, teams and organizations from a current state to desired future state, aimed at employee empowerment for accepting change in the work environment.
CHANGE OF HEART, noun. (idiomatic) A change of one's opinion, belief or decision.
CHANGE OF INNINGS, noun. (cricket) The 10 minute interval between one side's innings ending and the other side's beginning.
CHANGE OF LIFE, noun. (idiomatic) (dated) (euphemistic) Menopause.
CHANGE OF STATE, noun. Any change of a substance from one physical state (solid, liquid or gas) to another
CHANGE OF TACK, noun. (nautical) The act of tacking, turning into the wind so the sail moves to the opposite side.
CHANGE OF TACK, noun. (idiomatic) A reversal of an opinion.
CHANGE OF VENUE, noun. (legal) The removal of a trial to a locale other than that in which the case was first brought before a court.
CHANGE ONE'S MIND, verb. (idiomatic) To decide differently than one had decided before.
CHANGE ONE'S TUNE, verb. (idiomatic) To reconsider; rethink; to reach a different conclusion.
CHANGE ONE'S TUNE, verb. (idiomatic) To change one's story.
CHANGE ORDER, noun. (business) (management) A description of changes to be made to a work order that describes the new work to be done (and any modifications) and the price to be paid for this new work.
CHANGE ORDERS, noun. Plural of change order
CHANGE OVER, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to convert to, to make a transition from one system to another
CHANGE PLACES, verb. To exchange positions.
CHANGE SOMEONE'S MIND, verb. (idiomatic) To convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.
CHANGE THE CHANNEL, verb. (US) (Canada) (idiomatic) To redirect someone's attention.
CHANGE UP, verb. (intransitive) (baseball) To throw a pitch at a much slower than expected speed.
CHANGE UP, verb. (intransitive) To confuse someone by doing something unexpected or in an unexpected way.
CHANGE WHEEL, noun. (engineering) One of a set of wheels of different sizes and number of teeth, that may be changed or substituted for one another in machinery, to produce a different but definite rate of angular velocity in an axis, as in cutting screws, gear, etc.

Dictionary definition

CHANGE, noun. An event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago".
CHANGE, noun. A relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; "he attributed the change to their marriage".
CHANGE, noun. The action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election".
CHANGE, noun. The result of alteration or modification; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains".
CHANGE, noun. The balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due; "I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change".
CHANGE, noun. A thing that is different; "he inspected several changes before selecting one".
CHANGE, noun. A different or fresh set of clothes; "she brought a change in her overnight bag".
CHANGE, noun. Coins of small denomination regarded collectively; "he had a pocketful of change".
CHANGE, noun. Money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency; "he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver".
CHANGE, noun. A difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic".
CHANGE, verb. Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue".
CHANGE, verb. Undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night".
CHANGE, verb. Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season".
CHANGE, verb. Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes".
CHANGE, verb. Change clothes; put on different clothes; "Change before you go to the opera".
CHANGE, verb. Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares".
CHANGE, verb. Give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year".
CHANGE, verb. Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast".
CHANGE, verb. Become deeper in tone; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password".
CHANGE, verb. Remove or replace the coverings of; "Father had to learn how to change the baby"; "After each guest we changed the bed linens".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin