change [-s] n

AFr. < late L. cambi-um, exchange.

  1. Transformation; abandonment of one state for another.
  2. Variation; alteration in form; modification of essence; [fig.] death.
  3. Exchange; replacement; substitution.

change [-d] v

ME < L. cambire, barter, exchange.

  1. Abandon; discard; replace; shift; lay aside; leave for another.
  2. Alter; transform; become different in appearance; convert to a new state of being.