Dictionary Results for switches


1. switch - noun

· control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit

Synonym(s): electric_switch, electrical_switch

Hypernym(s): control, controller




2. switch - noun

· an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"

Synonym(s): substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement

Hypernym(s): variation, fluctuation




3. switch - noun

· hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure

Hypernym(s): hairpiece, false_hair, postiche




4. switch - noun

· railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock

Hypernym(s): railroad_track, railroad, railway




5. switch - noun

· a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment

Hypernym(s): instrument_of_punishment




6. switch - noun

· a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other

Hypernym(s): basketball_play




7. switch - noun

· the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"

Synonym(s): switching, shift

Hypernym(s): change




8. switch - verb

· change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

Synonym(s): switch_over, exchange

Hypernym(s): change_by_reversal, turn, reverse




9. switch - verb

· exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Synonym(s): trade, swap, swop

Hypernym(s): exchange, change, interchange




10. switch - verb

· lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"

Synonym(s): shift, change




11. switch - verb

· make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"

Synonym(s): change_over, shift

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




12. switch - verb

· cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"

Synonym(s): throw, flip

Hypernym(s): engage, mesh, lock, operate




13. switch - verb

· flog with or as if with a flexible rod

Hypernym(s): flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce




14. switch - verb

· reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Synonym(s): interchange, tack, alternate, flip, flip-flop

Hypernym(s): change_by_reversal, turn, reverse





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