To change a horse or To change hand

To change a horse or To change hand
Change Change (ch[=a]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Changed} (ch[=a]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Changing}.] [F. changer, fr. LL. cambiare, to exchange, barter, L. cambire. Cf. {Cambial}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Therefore will I change their glory into shame. --Hosea. iv. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

They that do change old love for new, Pray gods, they change for worse! --Peele. [1913 Webster]

3. To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; -- followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another. [1913 Webster]

Look upon those thousands with whom thou wouldst not, for any interest, change thy fortune and condition. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

4. Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill. [1913 Webster]

He pulled out a thirty-pound note and bid me change it. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

{To change a horse, or To change hand} (Man.), to turn or bear the horse's head from one hand to the other, from the left to right, or from the right to the left.

{To change hands}, to change owners.

{To change one's tune}, to become less confident or boastful. [Colloq.]

{To change step}, to take a break in the regular succession of steps, in marching or walking, as by bringing the hollow of one foot against the heel of the other, and then stepping off with the foot which is in advance.

Syn: To alter; vary; deviate; substitute; innovate; diversify; shift; veer; turn. See {Alter}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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