Definitions of shift:
- noun: the act of moving from one place to another
Example: "His constant shifting disrupted the class"
- noun: an event in which something is displaced without rotation
- noun: a group of workers who work for a specific period of time
- noun: the time period during which you are at work
- noun: the act of changing one thing or position for another
- noun: a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
- noun: a woman's sleeveless undergarment
- noun: a qualitative change
- noun: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
- verb: move and exchange for another
Example: "Shift the date for our class reunion"
- verb: change gears
Example: "You have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
- verb: move from one setting or context to another
Example: "Shift the emphasis"
- verb: change in quality
Example: "His tone shifted"
- verb: change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
Example: "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
- verb: use a shift key on a keyboard
Example: "She could not shift so all ther letters are written in lower case"
- verb: change place or direction
Example: "Shift one's position"
- verb: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
- verb: move very slightly
Example: "He shifted in his seat"
- verb: move around
- verb: make a shift in or exchange of
- verb: move abruptly
- verb: move sideways or in an unsteady way
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