HyperDic: shift

English > 23 senses of the word shift:
VERBchangeshift, switch, change overmake a shift in or exchange of
motionshift, dislodge, repositionchange place or direction
motionshift, transfermove around
motionshift, stir, budge, agitatemove very slightly
changeshiftmove from one setting or context to another
changeshiftchange in quality
changeshiftmove and exchange for another
motionshift, careen, wobble, tiltmove sideways or in an unsteady way
motionshift, lurch, pitchmove abruptly
communicationshiftuse a shift key on a keyboard
changeshiftchange phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
changeshiftchange gears
changeshift, switch, changelay aside, abandon, or leave for another
NOUNeventshift, displacementan event in which something is displaced without rotation
eventshift, transformation, transmutationa qualitative change
timeshift, work shift, duty periodthe time period during which you are at work
actshift, switch, switchingthe act of changing one thing or position for another
actshift, shiftingthe act of moving from one place to another
objectshift, fault, faulting, geological fault, fracture, break(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
groupshifta crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
artifactshift, shift keythe key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
artifactshift, chemise, shimmy, slip, teddya woman's sleeveless undergarment
artifactshift, chemise, sacka loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
shift > pronunciation
Soundsshih'ft
Rhymesadrift ... uplift: 18 rhymes with ihft...
English > shift: 23 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn event in which something is displaced without rotation.
Synonymdisplacement
Narroweramplitude(physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave
luxationdisplacement or misalignment of a joint or organ
BroadertranslationA uniform movement without rotation
Spanishdesplazamiento
Verbsshiftmake a shift in or exchange of
shiftmove and exchange for another
shiftlay aside, abandon, or leave for another
English > shift: 23 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA qualitative change.
Synonymstransformation, transmutation
Narrowerconversion, transition, changeoverAn event that results in a transformation
degeneration, retrogressionPassing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
improvement, betterment, advanceA change for the better
population shiftA change in the relative numbers of the different groups of individuals making up a population
pyrolysistransformation of a substance produced by the action of heat
sea changeA profound transformation
strengtheningBecoming stronger
sublimation(chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
tin pest, tin disease, tin plagueThe transformation of ordinary white tin into powdery grey tin at very cold temperatures
weakeningBecoming weaker
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Catalantransformació
Spanishalteración, cambio, conver, modificación, mutación, transformación, transmutación
Verbsshiftmove from one setting or context to another
shiftchange in quality
English > shift: 23 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningThe time period during which you are at work.
Synonymswork shift, duty period
Part ofworkday, working dayThe amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage
Narrowerday shiftThe work shift during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
evening shift, swing shiftThe work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
go, spell, tour, turnA time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
night shift, graveyard shiftThe work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
split shiftA working shift divided into two periods of time with several hours in between
trickA period of work or duty
watchA period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
BroaderhoursA period of time assigned for work
English > shift: 23 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of changing one thing or position for another.
Synonymsswitch, switching
NarrowerswitcherooA sudden unexpected switch
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Catalancanvi
Spanishcambio
Verbsshiftmove from one setting or context to another
English > shift: 23 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of moving from one place to another.
Example"his constant shifting disrupted the class"
Synonymshifting
Broadermotion, movement, moveThe act of changing location from one place to another
Catalancanvi, desplaçament, moviment
Adjectivesshiftychanging position or direction
Verbsshiftchange place or direction
shiftmove very slightly
shiftmove around
shiftmove abruptly
shiftmove sideways or in an unsteady way
English > shift: 23 senses > noun 6, object
Meaning(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other.
Synonymsfault, faulting, geological fault, fracture, break
CategorygeologyA science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks / rocks
InstancesDenali FaultA major open geological fault in Alaska
San Andreas FaultA major geological fault in California
Partsfault line(geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
Narrowerinclined faultA geological fault in which one side is above the other
strike-slip faultA geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
Broadercrack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissureA long narrow opening
Catalanfalla
English > shift: 23 senses > noun 7, group
MeaningA crew of workers who work for a specific period of time.
Part ofwork force, workforce, manpower, hands, menThe force of workers available
Narrowerday shift, day watchworkers who work during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
evening shiftworkers who work during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
night shift, graveyard shiftworkers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
relayA crew of workers who relieve another crew
Broadergang, crew, work partyAn organized group of workmen
English > shift: 23 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningThe key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters.
Synonymshift key
Part oftypewriter keyboardA keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed
BroaderkeyA lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
Catalantecla de majúscules
Spanishcambiar, tecla de mayúsculas
English > shift: 23 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA woman's sleeveless undergarment.
Synonymschemise, shimmy, slip, teddy
Partsstrap, shoulder strapA band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
Broaderundergarment, unmentionableA garment worn under other garments
English > shift: 23 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist.
Synonymschemise, sack
Broaderdress, frockA one-piece garment for a woman
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake a shift in or exchange of.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsswitch, change over
Narrowerbackshift to a counterclockwise direction
veershift to a clockwise direction
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Catalancanviar
Spanishcambiar, intercambiar, relevar
Nounsshiftan event in which something is displaced without rotation
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningchange place or direction.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Shift one's position"
Synonymsdislodge, reposition
Narrowerbeat downdislodge from a position
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishdesplazar
Nounsshift, shiftingthe act of moving from one place to another
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove around.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymtransfer
Narrowerbunkertransfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse
carrytransfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next / next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication
carry over, carry forwardtransfer from one time period to the next
remove, transfershift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
shuffleMove about, move back and forth
shunttransfer to another track, of trains
translocatetransfer (a chromosomal segment) to a new position
transposetransfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
transshiptransfer for further transportation from one ship or conveyance to another
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Catalanmudar, transbordar, transferir, transportar, traslladar, traspassar
Spanishtransferir, transportar, trasladar
Nounsshiftthe act of moving from one place to another
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningMove very slightly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThe crowds shift in the streets
Example"He shifted in his seat"
Synonymsstir, budge, agitate
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Catalangirar, moure's
Nounsshift, shiftingthe act of moving from one place to another
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningMove from one setting or context to another.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "shift the emphasis"
  • "shift one's attention"
Narrowertransfer, transpose, transplanttransfer from one place or period to another
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Catalanmodificar, mudar
Spanishmodificar
Nounsshiftthe act of changing one thing or position for another
shifta qualitative change
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningchange in quality.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"His tone shifted"
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Catalancanviar
Nounsshifta qualitative change
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningMove and exchange for another.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"shift the date for our class reunion"
Broadersubstitute, replace, interchange, exchangeput in the place of another
Catalancanviar
Spanishcambiar
Nounsshiftan event in which something is displaced without rotation
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 8, motion
MeaningMove sideways or in an unsteady way.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymscareen, wobble, tilt
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishbambolearse, cambiar, escorar, inclinarse, ladearse
Nounsshiftthe act of moving from one place to another
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 9, motion
MeaningMove abruptly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymslurch, pitch
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanisharrojarse, cambiar de dirección, dar una sacudida, sacudirse
Nounsshiftthe act of moving from one place to another
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 10, communication
MeaningUse a shift key on a keyboard.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case"
Broadertype, typewriteWrite by means of a keyboard with types
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 11, change
Meaningchange phonetically as part of a systematic historical change.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
CategoryphoneticsThe branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 12, change
Meaningchange gears.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
Broaderswitch, shift, changelay aside, abandon, or leave for another
Spanishcambiar velocidades
Nounsshiftera mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
English > shift: 23 senses > verb 13, change
Meaninglay aside, abandon, or leave for another.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsswitch, change
Narrowerbreakchange suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
breakchange directions suddenly
cutmake an abrupt change of image or sound
diphthongize, diphthongisechange from a simple vowel to a diphthong
leap, jumpPass abruptly from one state or topic / topic to another
shiftchange gears
surf, channel-surfswitch channels, on television
transitionmake or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another)
Similar tochangechange clothes
change, exchange, commute, convertExchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
Catalanabandonar, canviar, transformar
Spanishabandonar, cambiar
Nounsshiftan event in which something is displaced without rotation
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