Counterchange
Counterchange Coun`ter*change" (koun`t[~e]r*ch[=a]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterchanged} (-ch?njd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterchanging}.] 1. To give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange. [1913 Webster]

2. To checker; to diversify, as in heraldic counterchanging. See {Counterchaged}, a., 2. [1913 Webster]

Witch-elms, that counterchange the floor Of this flat lawn with dusk and bright. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Counterchange — Coun ter*change (koun t[ e]r*ch[=a]nj ), n. Exchange; reciprocation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterchange — [kount΄ər chānj′] vt. counterchanged, counterchanging 1. to transpose; interchange 2. to checker; variegate …   English World dictionary

  • counterchange — transitive verb Date: circa 1604 1. interchange, transpose 2. checker 1a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • counterchange — /kown teuhr chaynj /, v.t., counterchanged, counterchanging. 1. to cause to change places, qualities, etc.; interchange. 2. to diversify; checker. [1885 90; COUNTER + CHANGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • counterchange — verb a) To give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange. b) To checker; to diversify, as in heraldic counterchanging …   Wiktionary

  • counterchange — v. transpose; interchange; cause to change places; diversify; variegate, diversify with color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • counterchange — verb literary chequer with contrasting colours. ↘Heraldry interchange the tinctures of (a charge) with that of a divided field. noun 1》 change that is opposite in effect to a previous change. 2》 patterning in which a dark motif on a light ground… …   English new terms dictionary

  • counterchange — coun·ter·change …   English syllables

  • counterchange — coun•ter•change [[t]ˌkaʊn tərˈtʃeɪndʒ[/t]] v. t. changed, chang•ing 1) to cause to change places, qualities, etc.; interchange 2) to diversify; checker • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • counterchange — /kaʊntəˈtʃeɪndʒ/ (say kowntuh chaynj), /ˈkaʊntətʃeɪndʒ/ (say kowntuhchaynj) verb (t) (counterchanged, counterchanging) 1. to cause to change places, qualities, etc.; interchange. 2. to diversify; chequer …   Australian English dictionary

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