Switch Definition

swĭch
switched, switches, switching
noun
switches
An exchange or a swap, especially one done secretly.
American Heritage
A thin, flexible twig, rod, stick, etc., esp. one used for whipping.
Webster's New World
The bushy part of the tail in some animals, as the cow.
Webster's New World
A device that controls the flow of current in an electric circuit, esp. by turning the current on or off or diverting it to a particular part of the circuit.
Webster's New World
A shift, transference, or change, esp. if sudden or unexpected.
Webster's New World
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verb
switched, switches, switching
To shift; transfer; change.
Webster's New World
To operate the switch of (an electric circuit) so as to connect, disconnect, or divert.
Webster's New World
To move from or as from one set of tracks to another.
Webster's New World
To change or exchange.
To switch places.
Webster's New World
To whip or beat with or as with a switch.
Webster's New World
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adjective
(snowboarding) Riding with their opposite foot forward from their natural position.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Switch

Noun

Singular:
switch
Plural:
switches

Origin of Switch

  • Probably of Low German or Flemish origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Middle Dutch swijch twig.

    From Wiktionary

  • First known use: c.1592

    From Wiktionary

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