Switch Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Switch? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Derivations, Words starting with Switch, Related sentences, How to pronounce? Synonyms, Words ending with Switch, Example sentences, Antonyms and more...

Switch meaning

Word: Switch

How to pronounce: swɪʧ

Noun

Definitions:

1. A device for making and breaking the connection in an electric circuit.

Example sentences: "The guard hit a switch and the gate swung open"

2. An act of adopting one policy or way of life, or choosing one type of item, in place of another; a change, especially a radical one.

Example sentences: "His friends were surprised at his switch from newspaper owner to farmer"

3. A slender, flexible shoot cut from a tree.

Example sentences: "The students are lined up in somewhat orderly rows by their class leaders while a few of the teachers oversee the process, swishing small switches recently torn from nearby eucalyptus trees."

4. A junction of two railroad tracks, with a pair of linked tapering rails that can be moved laterally to allow a train to pass from one line to the other.

Example sentences: "In later years private contractors installed the siding while the railway installed the switch."

5. A tress of false or detached hair tied at one end, used in hairdressing to supplement natural hair.

Example sentences: "On an impulse, Katherine reached up with her other hand and flicked her hood off of her head, revealing her long switch of hair."

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Change the position, direction, or focus of.

Example sentences: "The company switched the boats to other routes"

2. Beat or flick with or as if with a switch.


Synonyms:

breaker

circuit breaker

limit switch

toggle button

knife switch

control switch

stop switch

disconnector

cutout switch

interrupter

electric switch

interruptor

electric switches

paddle

toggle

selector

selector knob

keyswitch

toggle switch

relay

toggling

shift

changeover

shifter

change

swish

commutator

switching unit

switch board

change over

flip

throw

enable

turn on

checkbox

box

commute

commutate

changeover switch

jumper

exchange

interchange

replacement

alternate

swap

substitution

turn

turn off

option

horsewhip

whip

points

pick

substitute


Derivations:

switching

switchover

switcher

switchboard

switchback

switchyard

switched


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Switch in Other Languages...

Spanish: Interruptor

German: Schalter

French: Commutateur

Italian: Switch

Turkish: Anahtar


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