Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shifting

1 sense of shifting

Sense 1
shift, shifting -- (the act of moving from one place to another; "his constant shifting disrupted the class")
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shift

13 senses of shift

Sense 1
switch, change over, shift -- (make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
shift, dislodge, reposition -- (change place or direction; "Shift one's position")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 3
transfer, shift -- (move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 4
stir, shift, budge, agitate -- (move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
shift -- (move from one setting or context to another; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 6
shift -- (change in quality; "His tone shifted")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 7
shift -- (move and exchange for another; "shift the date for our class reunion")
       => substitute, replace, interchange, exchange -- (put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning")

Sense 8
careen, wobble, shift, tilt -- (move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 9
lurch, pitch, shift -- (move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 10
shift -- (use a shift key on a keyboard; "She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case")
       => type, typewrite -- (write by means of a keyboard with types; "type the acceptance letter, please")

Sense 11
shift -- (change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 12
shift -- (change gears; "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill")
       => switch, shift, change -- (lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes")

Sense 13
switch, shift, change -- (lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes")

Antonyms of adj shifting

3 senses of shifting

Sense 1
shifting -- (continuously varying; "taffeta with shifting colors")

INDIRECT (VIA variable) -> invariable -- (not liable to or capable of change; "an invariable temperature"; "an invariable rule"; "his invariable courtesy")

Sense 2
shifting, shifty -- (changing position or direction; "he drifted into the shifting crowd"; "their nervous shifting glances"; "shifty winds")

INDIRECT (VIA unsteady) -> steady -- (not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer")

Sense 3
shifting, unfirm -- ((of soil) unstable; "shifting sands"; "unfirm earth")

INDIRECT (VIA loose) -> compact -- (closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers")

Similarity of adj shifting

3 senses of shifting

Sense 1
shifting -- (continuously varying; "taffeta with shifting colors")
       => variable (vs. invariable) -- (liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses")

Sense 2
shifting, shifty -- (changing position or direction; "he drifted into the shifting crowd"; "their nervous shifting glances"; "shifty winds")
       => unsteady (vs. steady) -- (subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice")

Sense 3
shifting, unfirm -- ((of soil) unstable; "shifting sands"; "unfirm earth")
       => loose (vs. compact) -- (not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel")

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