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Meaning of SHIFTING

Pronunciation:  sh'ifting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of moving from one place to another; "his constant shifting disrupted the class"
  2. [adj]  (of soil) unstable; "shifting sands"; "unfirm earth"
  3. [adj]  continuously moving or changing from position or direction; "he drifted into the shifting crowd"; "their nervous shifting glances"
  4. [adj]  continuously varying; "taffeta with shifting colors"

SHIFTING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: loose, moving, shift, unfirm, variable
 See Also: motion, move, movement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Shift"ing\, a.
1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying;
   variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or

2. Adapted or used for shifting anything.

{Shifting backstays} (Naut.), temporary stays that have to be
   let go whenever the vessel tacks or jibes.

{Shifting ballast}, ballast which may be moved from one side
   of a vessel to another as safety requires.

{Shifting center}. See {Metacenter}.

{Shifting locomotive}. See {Switching engine}, under