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
[ Syn: alteration , modification ]
a difference that is usually pleasant; he goes to France for variety; it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic
[ Syn: variety ]
a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; he attributed the change to their marriage'
the action of changing something; the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election'
the result of alteration or modification; there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs; there had been no change in the mountains'
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'
a thing that is different; he inspected several changes before selecting one'
a different or fresh set of clothes; she brought a change in her overnight bag'
coins of small denomination regarded collectively; he had a pocketful of change'
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'
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
remove or replace the coverings of; Father had to learn how to change the baby; After each guest we changed the bed linens'
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'
become different in some particular way, without permanently losing ones or its former characteristics or essence; her mood changes in accordance with the weather; The supermarkets selection of vegetables varies according to the season
lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch to a different brand of beer; She switched psychiatrists; The car changed lanes
change clothes; put on different clothes; Change before you go to the opera'
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
give to, and receive from, one another; Would you change places with me?; We have been exchanging letters for a year
[ Syn: exchange , interchange ]
change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast
[ Syn: transfer ]
become deeper in tone; His voice began to change when he was 12 years old; Her voice deepened when she whispered the password
[ Syn: deepen ]