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Etymology

Via Middle English from Old French, compare French changer, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cambīre (to exchange, barter). Cognate with Italian cambiare, Portuguese cambiar, Romanian schimb, Spanish cambiar. Used in English since the 13th Century.

Noun

Singular
change

Plural
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change ({{{1}}})
  1. the process of becoming different. (Countable)
  2. small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination. (Uncountable)
    Can I get change for this $100 bill please?
  3. a replacement, e.g. a change of clothes (Countable)
  4. (baseball) a change-up pitch
  5. money given back when a customer hands over more than the exact price of an item. For example, a customer who uses a 10-pound note to pay for a £9 item receives one pound in change.

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Verb

Infinitive
to change

Third person singular
chang

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to change (third-person singular simple present chang, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To become something different.
    The tadpole changed into a frog.
    Stock prices are constantly changing.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make something into something different.
    The fairy changed the frog into a prince.
    I had to change the wording of the ad so it would fit.
  3. (transitive) To replace.
    Ask the janitor to come and change the lightbulb.
    After a brisk walk, I washed up and changed my shirt.
  4. (intransitive) To replace one's clothing.
    You can't go into the dressing room while she's changing.
    The clowns changed into their costumes before the circus started.

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French

Noun

change m.

  1. exchange

Verb

change

  1. first and third person singular indicative present of changer
  2. first and third person singular subjunctive present of changer
  3. second person singular imperative of changer

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