- make (someone or something) different; alter or modify；become different; be altered or modified
- an act or process through which something becomes different；the substitution of one thing for another
verb: change, 3rd person present: changes, gerund or present participle: changing, past tense: changed, past participle: changed
noun: change, plural noun: changes
- 1. make (someone or something) different; alter or modify both parties voted against proposals to change the law technology and the internet have dramatically changed the way we communicate
- ▪ become different; be altered or modified the nature of the industry is likely to change I've had time to think and my opinion hasn't changed
- ▪ turn or convert (something) from one state, form, or substance into another filters change the ammonia into nitrate
- ▪ turn or be converted from one state, form, or substance into another electronic cigarettes use liquid nicotine which changes into vapour when heated
- ▪ alter in terms of the ferns began to change shape 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of traffic lights) move from one colour of signal to another they stopped at the corner, waiting for the lights to change
- ▪ (of the moon) arrive at a fresh phase; become new he is going to be worse for the next two or three days because the moon has changed
- 2. replace (something) with something else, especially something of the same kind that is newer or better; substitute one thing for (another) she decided to change her name I want to change my car for one that's reliable and fun to drive
- ▪ exchange (something) with someone else, giving one thing and receiving something of the same kind in return I offered to change seats with him
- ▪ engage (a different gear) in a motor vehicle slow down and change gear as smoothly as possible to avoid skidding he changed into second
- ▪ exchange (a sum of money) for the same sum in a different currency or denomination there's an ATM in the reception area which will change your English money he popped into a bank to change a ten-pound note into one-pound coins
- 3. put different clothes on he changed for dinner you should change into some dry clothes
- ▪ put a clean nappy on (a baby or young child) I changed her on top of the table until she got too big
- 4. move to a different train, bus, etc. we had to change at Rugby passengers travelling to London will have to change trains in Bristol
- 1. an act or process through which something becomes different the change from a nomadic to an agricultural society activities related to environmental change
- ▪ the substitution of one thing for another we need a change of government 同義詞
- ▪ an alteration or modification a change came over Eddie's face 同義詞
- ▪ a new or refreshingly different experience couscous makes an interesting change from rice
- ▪ a clean garment or garments as a replacement for something one is wearing a change of socks
- ▪ informal the menopause.
- ▪ the moon's arrival at a fresh phase, typically at the new moon.
- 2. coins as opposed to banknotes a handful of loose change 同義詞
- ▪ money given in exchange for the same sum in larger units I'd go to the bank and get change
- ▪ money returned to someone as the balance of the sum paid for something I watched him check and pocket his change
- 3. an order in which a peal of bells can be rung.
- 4. historical a place where merchants met to do business.