changer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

change +‎ -er

NounEdit

changer (plural changers)

  1. Someone or something who changes things.

Usage notesEdit

  • Usually used together with another noun, eg, automatic tool changer, shape changer, mind changer

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French changier, from Late Latin cambiāre, from Latin cambīre, present active infinitive of cambio. Cognates include Spanish, Occitan cambiar and Italian cambiare.

VerbEdit

changer

  1. (transitive) to exchange (something)
  2. (transitive) to change (money, a job, one's circumstances etc.)
  3. (transitive) to change, alter (something en into)
  4. (intransitive) to change
  5. (pronominal) to change (one's clothes), get changed

ConjugationEdit

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written change- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

Related termsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

changer

  1. Alternative form of changier.

ConjugationEdit

  • This verb is part of an group of -er verbs, for which ‘g’ is softened to a ‘j’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’ to keep the /dʒ/ sound in tact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.
Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 04:14