1: 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]
2: a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; "he attributed the change to their marriage"
3: the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
4: the result of alteration or modification; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"
5: 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"
6: a thing that is different; "he inspected several changes before selecting one"
7: a different or fresh set of clothes; "she brought a change in her overnight bag"
8: coins of small denomination regarded collectively; "he had a pocketful of change"
9: 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"
10: a difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic" [syn: variety]
1: 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" [ant: stay]
2: 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" [syn: alter, modify]
3: make or 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" [syn: alter, vary]
4: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes" [syn: switch, shift]
5: change clothes; put on different clothes; "Change before you go to the opera"
6: 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" [syn: exchange, commute, convert]
7: give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year" [syn: exchange, interchange]
8: change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast" [syn: transfer]
9: 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]
10: remove or replace the coverings of; "Father had to learn how to change the baby"; "After each guest we changed the bed linens"
Adjacent words: chandlery | chanfron | Chang | Chang Jiang | Chang Kuo | Chang Kuo-lao | Changan | change | change by reversal | change course | change form | change hands | change integrity | change intensity | change magnitude | change of color