(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (snowboarding) riding with the front and back feet swapped round compared to one's normal position.


1. control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit

Definition categories: man–made, control, controller

2. an event in which one thing is substituted for another

Similar word(s): permutation, replacement, substitution, transposition

Definition categories: event, fluctuation, variation

3. hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure

Definition categories: man–made, hairpiece, postiche

4. railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock

Definition categories: man–made, railroad, railway

5. a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment

Definition categories: man–made

6. a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other

Definition categories: act

7. the act of changing one thing or position for another

- his switch on abortion cost him the election

Similar word(s): shift, switching

Definition categories: act, change

Sentences with switch as a noun:

- Use the /b switch to specify black-and-white printing.


1. change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

Similar word(s): exchange

Definition categories: change, reverse, turn

2. exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Similar word(s): swap, swop, trade

Definition categories: possession, change, exchange, interchange

3. lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

- switch to a different brand of beer

- She switched psychiatrists

Similar word(s): change, shift

Definition categories: change

4. make a shift in or exchange of

- First Joe led; then we switched

Similar word(s): shift

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

5. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

- switch on the light

Similar word(s): flip, throw

Definition categories: contact, engage, lock, mesh, operate

6. flog with or as if with a flexible rod

Definition categories: contact, flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip

7. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Similar word(s): alternate, flip, interchange, tack

Definition categories: change, reverse, turn

Sentences with switch as a verb:

- I want to switch this red dress for a green one.

- Switch the light on.

- I want to switch to a different seat.

- to switch a cane

- The angry cat's tail switched back and forth.

- to switch off a train; to switch a car from one track to another