Dictionary Results for shift


1. shift - noun

· an event in which something is displaced without rotation

Synonym(s): displacement

Hypernym(s): translation




2. shift - noun

· a qualitative change

Synonym(s): transformation, transmutation

Hypernym(s): change, alteration, modification




3. shift - noun

· the time period during which you are at work

Synonym(s): work_shift, duty_period

Hypernym(s): hours




4. shift - noun

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

Synonym(s): switch, switching

Hypernym(s): change




5. shift - noun

· the act of moving from one place to another; "his constant shifting disrupted the class"

Synonym(s): shifting

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move




6. shift - noun

· (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"

Synonym(s): fault, faulting, geological_fault, fracture, break

Hypernym(s): crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure




7. shift - noun

· a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time

Hypernym(s): gang, crew, work_party




8. shift - noun

· the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters

Synonym(s): shift_key

Hypernym(s): key




9. shift - noun

· a woman's sleeveless undergarment

Synonym(s): chemise, shimmy, slip, teddy

Hypernym(s): undergarment, unmentionable




10. shift - noun

· a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

Synonym(s): chemise, sack

Hypernym(s): dress, frock




11. shift - verb

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

Synonym(s): switch, change_over

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




12. shift - verb

· change place or direction; "Shift one's position"

Synonym(s): dislodge, reposition

Hypernym(s): move, displace




13. shift - verb

· move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

Synonym(s): transfer

Hypernym(s): move, displace




14. shift - verb

· move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"

Synonym(s): stir, budge, agitate

Hypernym(s): move




15. shift - verb

· move from one setting or context to another; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




16. shift - verb

· change in quality; "His tone shifted"

Hypernym(s): change




17. shift - verb

· move and exchange for another; "shift the date for our class reunion"

Hypernym(s): substitute, replace, interchange, exchange




18. shift - verb

· move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"

Synonym(s): careen, wobble, tilt

Hypernym(s): move




19. shift - verb

· move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

Synonym(s): lurch, pitch

Hypernym(s): move




20. shift - verb

· use a shift key on a keyboard; "She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case"

Hypernym(s): type, typewrite




21. shift - verb

· change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"

Hypernym(s): change




22. shift - verb

· change gears; "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"

Hypernym(s): switch, shift, change




23. shift - verb

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

Synonym(s): switch, change





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