change

change
verb
1》 make or become different.
    ↘(of the moon) arrive at a fresh phase; become new.
2》 take or use another instead of: she decided to change her name.
    ↘move from one to (another).
    ↘(change over) move from one system or situation to another.
    ↘remove (something dirty or faulty) and replace it with another of the same kind.
    ↘engage (a different gear) in a motor vehicle.
    ↘(change down or up) Brit. engage a lower (or higher) gear in a vehicle or on a bicycle.
3》 put different clothes on.
4》 exchange (a sum of money) for the same sum in a different currency or denomination.
noun
1》 the action of changing.
    ↘an instance of becoming different.
    ↘(the change or the change of life) informal the menopause.
2》 a clean garment or garments as a replacement for something one is wearing.
3》 coins as opposed to banknotes.
    ↘money given in exchange for the same sum in larger units.
    ↘money returned to someone as the balance of the sum paid.
4》 an order in which a peal of bells can be rung.
Phrases
change colour blanch or flush.
change hands (of a business or building) pass to a different owner.
↘(of money or a marketable commodity) pass to another person in the course of a business transaction.
a change of air a different climate, typically as a means of improving one's health.
change step alter one's step so that the opposite leg is the one that marks time when marching.
change one's tune express a very different opinion or behave in a very different way.
for a change contrary to how things usually happen or in order to introduce variety.
get no change out of Brit. informal fail to get information or a desired reaction from.
ring the changes vary the ways of doing something. [with allusion to the different orders in which a peal of bells may be rung.]
Derivatives
changeful adjective
changeless adjective
changelessly adverb
changelessness noun
changer noun
Origin
ME: from OFr. change (n.), changer (v.), from late L. cambiare, from L. cambire 'barter'.

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