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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Change  \Change\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Changed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Changing}.]  [F.  changer,  fr  LL  cambiare  to  exchange, 
  barter,  L.  cambire  Cf  {Cambial}.] 
  1.  To  alter;  to  make  different;  to  cause  to  pass  from  one 
  state  to  another;  as  to  change  the  position,  character, 
  or  appearance  of  a  thing  to  change  the  countenance. 
 
  Therefore  will  I  change  their  glory  into  shame. 
  --Hosea.  iv 
  7. 
 
  2.  To  alter  by  substituting  something  else  for  or  by  giving 
  up  for  something  else;  as  to  change  the  clothes;  to 
  change  one's  occupation;  to  change  one's  intention. 
 
  They  that  do  change  old  love  for  new  Pray  gods, 
  they  change  for  worse!  --Peele. 
 
  3.  To  give  and  take  reciprocally;  to  exchange;  --  followed  by 
  with  as  to  change  place  or  hats,  or  money,  with 
  another. 
 
  Look  upon  those  thousands  with  whom  thou  wouldst 
  not  for  any  interest,  change  thy  fortune  and 
  condition.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  4.  Specifically:  To  give  or  receive,  smaller  denominations 
  of  money  (technically  called  change)  for  as  to  change  a 
  gold  coin  or  a  bank  bill. 
 
  He  pulled  out  a  thirty-pound  note  and  bid  me  change 
  it  --Goldsmith. 
 
  {To  change  a  horse,  or  To  change  hand}  (Man.),  to  turn  or 
  bear  the  horse's  head  from  one  hand  to  the  other  from  the 
  left  to  right  or  from  the  right  to  the  left 
 
  {To  change  hands},  to  change  owners. 
 
  {To  change  one's  tune},  to  become  less  confident  or  boastful. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  change  step},  to  take  a  break  in  the  regular  succession 
  of  steps,  in  marching  or  walking,  as  by  bringing  the 
  hollow  of  one  foot  against  the  heel  of  the  other  and  then 
  stepping  off  with  the  foot  which  is  in  advance. 
 
  Syn:  To  alter;  vary;  deviate;  substitute;  innovate; 
  diversify;  shift;  veer;  turn.  See  {Alter}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Change  \Change\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  altered;  to  undergo  variation;  as  men  sometimes 
  change  for  the  better. 
 
  For  I  am  Lord,  I  change  not  --Mal.  iii.  6. 
 
  2.  To  pass  from  one  phase  to  another;  as  the  moon  changes 
  to-morrow  night. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Change  \Change\,  n.  [F.  change,  fr  changer.  See  {Change}.  v. 
  t.] 
  1.  Any  variation  or  alteration;  a  passing  from  one  state  or 
  form  to  another;  as  a  change  of  countenance;  a  change  of 
  habits  or  principles. 
 
  Apprehensions  of  a  change  of  dynasty.  --Hallam. 
 
  All  the  days  of  my  appointed  time  will  I  wait,  till 
  my  change  come  --Job  xiv.  14. 
 
  2.  A  succesion  or  substitution  of  one  thing  in  the  place  of 
  another;  a  difference;  novelty;  variety;  as  a  change  of 
  seasons. 
 
  Our  fathers  did  for  change  to  France  repair. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  The  ringing  grooves  of  change.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  A  passing  from  one  phase  to  another;  as  a  change  of  the 
  moon. 
 
  4.  Alteration  in  the  order  of  a  series;  permutation. 
 
  5.  That  which  makes  a  variety,  or  may  be  substituted  for 
  another. 
 
  Thirty  change  (R.V.  changes)  of  garments.  --Judg. 
  xiv.  12. 
 
  6.  Small  money;  the  money  by  means  of  which  the  larger  coins 
  and  bank  bills  are  made  available  in  small  dealings; 
  hence  the  balance  returned  when  payment  is  tendered  by  a 
  coin  or  note  exceeding  the  sum  due. 
 
  7.  [See  {Exchange}.]  A  place  where  merchants  and  others  meet 
  to  transact  business;  a  building  appropriated  for 
  mercantile  transactions.  [Colloq.  for  Exchange.] 
 
  8.  A  public  house;  an  alehouse.  [Scot.] 
 
  They  call  an  alehouse  a  change.  --Burt. 
 
  9.  (Mus.)  Any  order  in  which  a  number  of  bells  are  struck, 
  other  than  that  of  the  diatonic  scale. 
 
  Four  bells  admit  twenty-four  changes  in  ringing. 
  --Holder. 
 
  {Change  of  life},  the  period  in  the  life  of  a  woman  when 
  menstruation  and  the  capacity  for  conception  cease, 
  usually  occurring  between  forty-five  and  fifty  years  of 
  age. 
 
  {Change  ringing},  the  continual  production,  without 
  repetition,  of  changes  on  bells,  See  def.  9.  above. 
 
  {Change  wheel}  (Mech.),  one  of  a  set  of  wheels  of  different 
  sizes  and  number  of  teeth,  that  may  be  changed  or 
  substituted  one  for  another  in  machinery,  to  produce  a 
  different  but  definite  rate  of  angular  velocity  in  an 
  axis,  as  in  cutting  screws,  gear,  etc 
 
  {To  ring  the  changes  on},  to  present  the  same  facts  or 
  arguments  in  variety  of  ways. 
 
  Syn:  Variety;  variation;  alteration;  mutation;  transition; 
  vicissitude;  innovation;  novelty;  transmutation; 
  revolution;  reverse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  change 
  n  1:  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" 
  [syn:  {alteration},  {modification}] 
  2:  a  relational  difference  between  states;  especially  between 
  states  before  and  after  some  event:  "he  attributed  the 
  change  to  their  marriage" 
  3:  the  act  of  changing  something  "the  change  of  government  had 
  no  impact  on  the  economy";  "his  change  on  abortion  cost 
  him  the  election" 
  4:  the  result  of  alteration  or  modification;  "there  were  marked 
  changes  in  the  lining  of  the  lungs";  "there  had  been  no 
  change  in  the  mountains" 
  5:  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" 
  6:  a  thing  that  is  different;  "he  inspected  several  changes 
  before  selecting  one" 
  7:  a  different  or  fresh  set  of  clothes;  "she  brought  a  change 
  in  her  overnight  bag" 
  8:  coins  of  small  denomination  regarded  collectively;  "he  had  a 
  pocketful  of  change" 
  9:  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" 
  10:  a  difference  that  is  usually  pleasant;  "he  goes  to  France 
  for  variety";  "it  is  a  refreshing  change  to  meet  a  woman 
  mechanic"  [syn:  {variety}] 
  v  1:  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"  [syn:  {alter}]  [ant:  {leave}] 
  2:  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"  [ant:  {stay}, 
  {leave}] 
  3:  make  or  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";  "Prices  vary  according  to  the  season"  [syn:  {alter}, 
  {vary}] 
  4:  lay  aside,  abandon,  or  leave  for  another;  "switch  to  a 
  different  brand  of  beer";  "She  switched  psychiatrists"; 
  "The  car  changed  lanes"  [syn:  {switch},  {shift}] 
  5:  change  clothes;  put  on  different  clothes;  "Change  before  you 
  go  to  the  opera" 
  6:  exchange  or  replace  with  another,  usually  of  the  same  kind 
  or  category;  "Could  you  convert  my  dollars  into  pounds?" 
  "He  changed  his  name"  [syn:  {exchange},  {commute},  {convert}] 
  7:  give  to  and  receive  from  one  another;  "Would  you  change 
  places  with  me?"  "We  have  been  exchanging  letters  for  a 
  year"  [syn:  {exchange},  {interchange}] 
  8:  change  from  one  vehicle  or  transportation  line  to  another; 
  "She  changed  in  Chicago  on  her  way  to  the  East  coast" 
  [syn:  {transfer}] 
  9:  become  deeper  in  tone;  "His  voice  began  to  change  when  he 
  was  12  years  old"  [syn:  {deepen}] 
  10:  remove  or  replace  the  coverings  of  "Father  had  to  learn  how 
  to  change  the  baby";  "After  each  guest  we  changed  the  bed 
  linens" 




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