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Meaning of SWITCH

Pronunciation:  swich

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
  2. [n]  a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other
  3. [n]  a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
  4. [n]  control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
  5. [n]  railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
  6. [n]  hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure
  7. [n]  an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
  8. [v]  reverse, as of direction, attitude, or course of action
  9. [v]  change over, change around, or switch over
  10. [v]  make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"
  11. [v]  lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
  12. [v]  flog with or as if with a flexible rod
  13. [v]  cause to go on or t be engaged; set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
  14. [v]  exchange or give (something) in exchange for

SWITCH is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: alternate, change over, electric switch, electrical switch, exchange, flip, flip, flip-flop, interchange, permutation, replacement, shift, shift, substitution, swap, switch over, switching, swop, tack, throw, trade, transposition
 See Also: alter, back, basketball play, birch, birch rod, break, button, cane, change, change, change, change by reversal, channel-surf, commutator, control, controller, cut, cut, cutout, diphthongise, diphthongize, engage, exchange, false hair, ferule, flog, fluctuation, hairpiece, ignition switch, instrument of punishment, interchange, jump, lash, lather, leap, lock, mesh, on-off switch, operate, postiche, push, push button, railroad, railroad track, railway, ratan, rattan, reverse, selector, selector switch, slash, strap, surf, switch off, switch on, switcheroo, three-point switch, three-way switch, time-switch, toggle, toggle switch, trounce, turn, turn off, turn on, turn out, variation, veer, welt, whip



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Switch\, n. (Elec.)
    A device for shifting an electric current to another circuit,
    or for making and breaking a circuit.
  2. \Switch\, n. [Cf. OD. swick a scourage, a whip. Cf.
    {Swink}, {Swing}.]
    1. A small, flexible twig or rod.
             Mauritania, on the fifth medal, leads a horse with
             something like a thread; in her other hand she holds
             a switch.                             --Addison.
    2. (Railways) A movable part of a rail; or of opposite rails,
       for transferring cars from one track to another.
    3. A separate mass or trees of hair, or of some substance (at
       jute) made to resemble hair, worn on the head by women.
    4. (Elec.) A mechanical device for shifting an electric
       current to another circuit.
    {Safety switch} (Railways), a form of switch contrived to
       prevent or lessen the danger of derailment of trains.
    {Switch back} (Railways), an arrangement of tracks whereby
       elevations otherwise insurmountable are passed. The track
       ascends by a series of zigzags, the engine running
       alternately forward and back, until the summit is reached.
    {Switch board} (Elec.), a collection of switches in one piece
       of apparatus, so arranged that a number of circuits may be
       connected or combined in any desired manner.
    {Switch grass}. (Bot.) See under {Grass}.
  3. \Switch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Switched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip.
    2. To swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane.
    3. To trim, as, a hedge. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
    4. To turn from one railway track to another; to transfer by
       a switch; -- generally with off, from, etc.; as, to switch
       off a train; to switch a car from one track to another.
    5. (Eccl.) To shift to another circuit.
  4. \Switch\, v. i.
    To walk with a jerk. [Prov. Eng.]
Computing Dictionary

1. switch statement.

2. command line option.

3. packet switch, circuit switch.