(noun, adjective, verb)


1. changed in form or character without becoming something else

- the altered policy promised success

- following an altered course we soon found ourselves back in civilization

- he looked...with clouded eyes and with an altered manner of breathing

Similar word(s): adjusted, changed, edited, emended, paraphrastic, revised

2. having testicles or ovaries removed

Similar word(s): castrated, unsexed, neutered

3. changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose

- instructions altered to suit the children's different ages

Similar word(s): modified, adapted


1. A kind of car in drag racing, usually with a partial body situated behind the exposed engine.


1. simple past tense and past participle of alter