Change Quotes

Change Definition

(v. t.) To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance.

(v. t.) To alter by substituting something else for, or by giving up for something else; as, to change the clothes; to change one's occupation; to change one's intention.

(v. t.) To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; -- followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another.

(v. t.) Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill.

(v. i.) To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.

(v. i.) To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to-morrow night.

(v. t.) Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.

(v. t.) A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons.

(v. t.) A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon.

(v. t.) Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.

(v. t.) That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions.

(v. t.) A public house; an alehouse.

(v. t.) Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.