counterchange

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v counterchange cause to change places "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Counterchange koun"tẽr*chānj` Exchange; reciprocation.
    • Counterchange To checker; to diversify, as in heraldic counterchanging. See Counterchaged a., 2. "Witch-elms, that counterchange the floor
      Of this flat lawn with dusk and bright."
    • Counterchange To give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • counterchange To give and receive in exchange; cause to change places; cause to change from one state to its opposite; cause to make alternate changes; alternate.
    • n counterchange Interchange; reciprocation.
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Usage

In literature:

The whole conversation becomes a dance of change and counterchange of place.
"The Colour of Life" by Alice Meynell
There is, in short, a general international counterchange.
"The Spirit of Place" by Alice Meynell
There is, in short, a general international counterchange.
"Essays" by Alice Meynell
But during all these changes and counterchanges Kit had not been idle.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
Then o'er AEneas' spirit, racked with fear, Joy stole in gentle counterchange.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
The pattern, it will be noticed, is planned on the counterchange principle, which is particularly well suited for this method of work.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
Counterchange, in heraldry, 171-174.
"Line and Form (1900)" by Walter Crane
Inlay lends itself most invitingly to COUNTERCHANGE in design, as seen in the stole at A, Illustration 62.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
Per pale sable and or, a cheveron between three escallop shells, all counterchanged.
"Notes and Queries, Number 235, April 29, 1854" by Various
When tempered with flint or quartz sand to a uniform degree, they offer a splendid opportunity for counterchange pattern.
"Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers" by George J. Cox
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