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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  changing 
  adj  :  marked  by  continuous  change  or  effective  action  [syn:  {ever-changing}] 




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