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 for Change
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  exchange \ex*change"\ ([e^]ks*ch[=a]nj"), n. [OE. eschange,
     eschaunge, OF. eschange, fr. eschangier, F. ['e]changer, to
     exchange; pref. ex- out + F. changer. See Change, and cf.
     1. The act of giving or taking one thing in return for
        another which is regarded as an equivalent; as, an
        exchange of cattle for grain.
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     2. The act of substituting one thing in the place of another;
        as, an exchange of grief for joy, or of a scepter for a
        sword, and the like; also, the act of giving and receiving
        reciprocally; as, an exchange of civilities or views.
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     3. The thing given or received in return; esp., a publication
        exchanged for another. --Shak.
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     4. (Com.) The process of setting accounts or debts between
        parties residing at a distance from each other, without
        the intervention of money, by exchanging orders or drafts,
        called bills of exchange. These may be drawn in one
        country and payable in another, in which case they are
        called foreign bills; or they may be drawn and made
        payable in the same country, in which case they are called
        inland bills. The term bill of exchange is often
        abbreviated into exchange; as, to buy or sell exchange.
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     Note: A in London is creditor to B in New York, and C in
           London owes D in New York a like sum. A in London draws
           a bill of exchange on B in New York; C in London
           purchases the bill, by which A receives his debt due
           from B in New York. C transmits the bill to D in New
           York, who receives the amount from B.
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     5. (Law) A mutual grant of equal interests, the one in
        consideration of the other. Estates exchanged must be
        equal in quantity, as fee simple for fee simple.
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     6. The place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a
        city meet at certain hours, to transact business; also,
        the institution which sets regulations and maintains the
        physical facilities of such a place; as, the New York
        Stock Exchange; a commodity exchange. In this sense the
        word was at one time often contracted to 'change
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     Arbitration of exchange. See under Arbitration.
     Bill of exchange. See under Bill.
     Exchange broker. See under Broker.
     Par of exchange, the established value of the coin or
        standard of value of one country when expressed in the
        coin or standard of another, as the value of the pound
        sterling in the currency of France or the United States.
        The par of exchange rarely varies, and serves as a measure
        for the rise and fall of exchange that is affected by the
        demand and supply. Exchange is at par when, for example, a
        bill in New York, for the payment of one hundred pounds
        sterling in London, can be purchased for the sum. Exchange
        is in favor of a place when it can be purchased there at
        or above par.
     Telephone exchange, a central office in which the wires of
        any two telephones or telephone stations may be connected
        to permit conversation.
     Syn: Barter; dealing; trade; traffic; interchange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     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.
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              Therefore will I change their glory into shame.
                                                    --Hosea. iv.
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     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.
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              They that do change old love for new,
              Pray gods, they change for worse!     --Peele.
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     3. To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; -- followed by
        with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with
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              Look upon those thousands with whom thou wouldst
              not, for any interest, change thy fortune and
              condition.                            --Jer. Taylor.
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     4. Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations
        of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a
        gold coin or a bank bill.
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              He pulled out a thirty-pound note and bid me change
              it.                                   --Goldsmith.
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     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.
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Change \Change\, n. [F. change, fr. changer. See Change. v.
     1. Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or
        form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of
        habits or principles.
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              Apprehensions of a change of dynasty. --Hallam.
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              All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till
              my change come.                       --Job xiv. 14.
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     2. A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of
        another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of
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              Our fathers did for change to France repair.
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              The ringing grooves of change.        --Tennyson.
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     3. A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the
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     4. Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.
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     5. That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for
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              Thirty change (R.V. changes) of garments. --Judg.
                                                    xiv. 12.
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     6. 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.
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     7. [See Exchange.] A place where merchants and others meet
        to transact business; a building appropriated for
        mercantile transactions. [Colloq. for Exchange.]
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     8. A public house; an alehouse. [Scot.]
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              They call an alehouse a change.       --Burt.
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     9. (Mus.) Any order in which a number of bells are struck,
        other than that of the diatonic scale.
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              Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ringing.
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     Change of life, the period in the life of a woman when
        menstruation and the capacity for conception cease,
        usually occurring between forty-five and fifty years of
     Change ringing, the continual production, without
        repetition, of changes on bells, See def. 9. above.
     Change wheel (Mech.), one of a set of wheels of different
        sizes and number of teeth, that may be changed or
        substituted one for another in machinery, to produce a
        different but definite rate of angular velocity in an
        axis, as in cutting screws, gear, etc.
     To ring the changes on, to present the same facts or
        arguments in variety of ways.
     Syn: Variety; variation; alteration; mutation; transition;
          vicissitude; innovation; novelty; transmutation;
          revolution; reverse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Change \Change\, v. i.
     1. To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes
        change for the better.
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              For I am Lord, I change not.          --Mal. iii. 6.
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     2. To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes
        to-morrow night.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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: change, alteration,
      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, change]
      v 1: 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: change, alter,
      2: 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: remain,
         rest, stay]
      3: 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: change, 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, change]
      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: change, 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, change, interchange]
      8: change from one vehicle or transportation line to another;
         "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast" [syn:
         transfer, change]
      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, change]
      10: remove or replace the coverings of; "Father had to learn how
          to change the baby"; "After each guest we changed the bed

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  389 Moby Thesaurus words for "change":
     aberration, about-face, accommodate, adapt, adjust, advance,
     agency, agent, alchemy, alter, alteration, alternate, alternative,
     ameliorate, analogy, analysis, analyze, anatomization, anatomize,
     ascend, assimilate to, assimilation, assume, assumption,
     atomization, atomize, avatar, back, back and fill, back up, backup,
     bandy, barter, be changed, be converted into, be quits with,
     be renewed, become, becoming, better, bottom out, break, break up,
     bring to, budge, buy and sell, castrate, change for, change into,
     change over, change place, change-over, changeling, checker, chop,
     chop and change, chop logic, circle, climb, coins, come about,
     come around, come round, commutation, commute, comparison,
     compensate, compound for, conversion, convert, cooperate, copy,
     counterchange, counterfeit, deal, deform, degenerate, delegation,
     demarcation, denature, deputation, deputy, deputyship, descend,
     desexualize, desynonymization, desynonymize, deteriorate, deviate,
     deviation, difference, differencing, differentiate,
     differentiation, discriminate, discrimination, disequalization,
     disequalize, disjoin, disjunction, displacement, distinction,
     distinguish, distinguishment, dither, diverge, divergence,
     diversification, diversify, divide, division, do business, do over,
     don, double, dress in, dub in, dummy, ebb, equal, equivalent,
     equivocate, ersatz, exchange, fake, fill-in, fit, fix, flip-flop,
     flop, flow, fluctuate, geld, get back at, get even with, get into,
     get on, get over, ghost, ghostwriter, give and take,
     give in exchange, give place to, go, go around, go round,
     go sideways, growth, gyrate, hard cash, haul around, horse-trade,
     imitation, improve, individualization, individualize, individuate,
     individuation, innovation, interchange, inverse, invert, jibe,
     lapse, locum tenens, logroll, make, make a distinction,
     make do with, make over, make way for, makeshift, mark, mark off,
     mark out, meliorate, metamorphose, metamorphosis, metaphor,
     metonymy, mitigate, modification, modify, modulate, modulation,
     mount, move, move over, mutate, mutation, mutilate, naturalization,
     naturalize, neuter, next best thing, novelty, offer in exchange,
     oscillate, overthrow, particularization, particularize, passage,
     pay back, pendulate, permutation, permute, personalization,
     personalize, personnel, petty cash, phony, pin money, pinch hitter,
     plunge, pocket money, power of attorney, progress, proxy, put on,
     put up with, qualify, quid pro quo, re-create, re-formation,
     realign, rebuild, reciprocate, reconstruct, reconversion,
     reconvert, redeem, redesign, reduce to, reduction, refashion,
     refine a distinction, refit, reform, regress, relief, remake,
     render, renew, replace, replacement, representation,
     representative, requite, reserves, reshape, resolution,
     resolve into, respond, restructure, retaliate, retrogress, return,
     return the compliment, revamp, reversal, reverse, revert, revive,
     revolution, ring in, ring the changes, ringer, rise, rotate, run,
     second string, secondary, segregate, segregation, separate,
     separation, set apart, set off, sever, severalization, severalize,
     severance, shift, shift the scene, shift with, shilly-shally,
     shuffle the cards, sign, silver, sink, slip on, small change, soar,
     spares, specialization, specialize, spending money, spin,
     split hairs, sport, stand-in, stir, stream, sub, subrogation,
     subside, substituent, substitute, substitution, subvert,
     succedaneum, supersedence, superseder, superseding, supersedure,
     supersession, supplantation, supplanter, supplanting, supplantment,
     surrogate, swap, swap horses, swerve, switch, switch over,
     switch-over, symbol, synecdoche, tack, take a turn,
     take in exchange, teeter, tergiversate, third string, tit for tat,
     token, totter, trade, trade in, trade off, trade sight unseen,
     transfigure, transform, transformation, transit, transition,
     translate, transmogrify, transmutation, transmute, transplace,
     transpose, transubstantiate, travel, truck, turn, turn aside,
     turn back, turn into, turn the corner, turn the scale,
     turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down, turning into,
     undergo a change, understudy, unsex, utility player, vacillate,
     variation, variegate, variety, vary, veer, vicar, vicariousness,
     vice-president, vice-regent, vicissitude, volte-face, wane, warp,
     waver, whirl, wobble, work a change, worsen

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CHANGE. The exchange of money for money. The giving, for example, dollars 
  for eagles, dimes for dollars, cents for dimes. This is a contract which 
  always takes place in the same place. By change is also understood small 
  money. Poth. Contr. de Change, n. 1. 

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