shifting

  • 1 Shifting — Shift ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. [1913 Webster] {Shifting backstays} (Naut.),… …

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  • 2 shifting — I adjective alternating, changeable, changing, deviating, digressive, discursive, drifting, fluctuating, inconstant, interim, roaming, roving, straying, transient, transitory, uncertain, vacillating, varying, wandering, wavering associated… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 shifting — UK US /ˈʃɪftɪŋ/ adjective [before noun] ► changing all the time: »Our marketing needs to keep up with shifting consumer profiles …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 shifting — shift|ing [ ʃıftıŋ ] adjective 1. ) shifting objects, lights, or SHADOWS frequently change their shape or appearance: shifting patterns of light 2. ) shifting things such as standards or relationships are always changing: shifting moral values… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 shifting — UK [ˈʃɪftɪŋ] / US adjective 1) shifting objects, lights, or shadows frequently change their shape or appearance shifting patterns of light 2) shifting things such as standards or relationships are always changing shifting moral values • shifting… …

    English dictionary

  • 6 shifting — I noun the act of moving from one place to another his constant shifting disrupted the class • Syn: ↑shift • Derivationally related forms: ↑shift, ↑shifty (for: ↑shift) …

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  • 7 shifting — [[t]ʃɪ̱ftɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Shifting is used to describe something which is made up of parts that are continuously moving and changing position in relation to other parts. → See also shift ...the shifting sand beneath their feet... The Croatian… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 shifting — Synonyms and related words: aberrancy, aberrant, aberration, aberrative, adrift, afloat, alternating, alternation, amorphous, bend, bias, bickering, boggling, branching off, capricious, captiousness, caviling, changeable, changeful, chicane,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 9 Shifting — Shift Shift (sh[i^]ft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shifted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shifting}.] [OE. shiften, schiften, to divide, change, remove. AS. sciftan to divide; akin to LG. & D. schiften to divide, distinguish, part Icel. skipta to divide, to part,… …

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  • 10 shifting — noun A shift; a shifting movement …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 shifting — adj. Shifting is used with these nouns: ↑allegiance, ↑alliance, ↑balance, ↑sand, ↑tide …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 shifting — [1] Moving the ship to suit the location of shore cargo loading gear. [2] Changing gears in a transmission. Also see cargo shifting …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 13 shifting — shift·ing || ʃɪftɪŋ n. moving, changing, varying ʃɪft n. scheduled work period; change in position, change in direction; replacement, substitution; transfer, exchange; ruse, trick; loose fitting woman s dress; woman s slip v. move; cause… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 shifting — Changing; varying; passing from one person to another by substitution …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 shifting — Changing position. Varying. Passing from one person to another …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16 Shifting backstays — Shifting Shift ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. [1913 Webster] {Shifting backstays}… …

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  • 17 Shifting ballast — Shifting Shift ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. [1913 Webster] {Shifting backstays}… …

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  • 18 Shifting center — Shifting Shift ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. [1913 Webster] {Shifting backstays}… …

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  • 19 Shifting locomotive — Shifting Shift ing, a. 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything. [1913 Webster] {Shifting backstays}… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 shifting sands — phrase used for emphasizing that something changes very frequently, making it difficult to deal with or make plans about the shifting sands of fashion Thesaurus: impermanence and brevitysynonym Main entry: shifting * * * something that is… …

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