Definition of Change


  • a difference that is usually pleasant
    "he goes to France for variety"
    "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
  • 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"
  • coins of small denomination regarded collectively
    "he had a pocketful of change"
  • a different or fresh set of clothes
    "she brought a change in her overnight bag"
  • a thing that is different
    "he inspected several changes before selecting one"
  • 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"
  • 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 action of changing something
    "the change of government had no impact on the economy"
    "his change on abortion cost him the election"
  • a relational difference between states
    especially between states before and after some event
    "he attributed the change to their marriage"
  • 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"


  • remove or replace the coverings of
    "Father had to learn how to change the baby"
    "After each guest we changed the bed linens"
  • become deeper in tone
    "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"
    "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
  • change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
    "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
  • give to, and receive from, one another
    "Would you change places with me?"
    "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
  • 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 clothes
    put on different clothes
    "Change before you go to the opera"
  • lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
    "switch to a different brand of beer"
    "She switched psychiatrists"
    "The car changed lanes"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Change

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Unscramble change

56 unscramble word found using the letters change.

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