Change
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. [1913 Webster]

Apprehensions of a change of dynasty. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. --Job xiv. 14. [1913 Webster]

2. A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons. [1913 Webster]

Our fathers did for change to France repair. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The ringing grooves of change. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon. [1913 Webster]

4. Alteration in the order of a series; permutation. [1913 Webster]

5. That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another. [1913 Webster]

Thirty change (R.V. changes) of garments. --Judg. xiv. 12. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

7. [See {Exchange}.] A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions. [Colloq. for Exchange.] [1913 Webster]

8. A public house; an alehouse. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

They call an alehouse a change. --Burt. [1913 Webster]

9. (Mus.) Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale. [1913 Webster]

Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ringing. --Holder. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • change — change, social change One of the central problems of sociology . In the middle of the nineteenth century, the first attempts at sociological analysis were prompted by the need to explain two great waves of change that were sweeping across Europe …   Dictionary of sociology

  • change — CHANGE. s. m. Troc d une chose contre une autre. Ce mot n est guère d usage en ce sens que dans les phrases suivantes: Gagner au change. Perdre au change.Change, est aussi Le lieu où l on va changer des pièces de monnoie pour d autres, comme des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • change — vb Change, alter, vary, modify (and their corresponding nouns change, alteration, variation, modification) are comparable when denoting to make or become different (or when denoting a difference effected). Change and alter are sometimes… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • change — change; change·abil·i·ty; change·able; change·able·ness; change·ably; change·about; change·ful; change·less; change·ment; ex·change·able; in·ter·change·abil·i·ty; in·ter·change·able; change·ling; change·over; coun·ter·change; ex·change;… …   English syllables

  • change — CHANGE. s. m. Troc d une chose avec une autre. Vous ne gagnerez rien au change. change pour change. ce change ne vous est pas avantageux. Il se dit aussi, quand on quitte une chose pour une autre. Il aime le change. courir au change. Change, En… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • change — I verb adapt, adjust, alter, be converted, be inconstant, be irresolute, convert, convertere in, deviate, displace, diverge, evolve, exchange, fluctuate, give in exchange, go through phases, immutare, innovate, interchange, make a transition,… …   Law dictionary

  • Change — (ch[=a]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Changed} (ch[=a]njd); 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • change — [chānj] vt. changed, changing [ME changen < OFr changier < LL cambiare < L cambire, to exchange, barter < Celt (as in OIr camb) < IE base * kamb , to bend, crook (> Welsh cam, Bret kamm, crooked)] 1. to put or take (a thing) in… …   English World dictionary

  • change — Change, Permutatio pecuniae, Collybus, Bud. Et la place et endroit de la ville où les changeurs ont leurs boutiques. Selon ce on dit le pont aux changes. Et en fait de venerie Change est l opposite du droit, Estant le droit le Cerf qui a esté… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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