DIFFERENCE [C, U] › when something becomes different, or the result of something becoming different: We need to make a few changes to the design. There is no change in the patient's condition (= the illness has not got better or worse). How can we bring about social change? FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER [C, U] › when you stop having or using one thing and start having or using another: This country needs a change of government. I've notified the school of our change of address. NEW EXPERIENCE [C] › something that you enjoy because it is a new experience: [usually singular] Going abroad for our anniversary would make a lovely change. It's nice to eat together as a family for a change. MONEY [U] › the money that you get back when you pay more for something than it costs: There's your receipt and £3 change. COINS [U] › coins, not paper money: Have you got any change for the parking meter? Have you got change for £5 (= can you give me £5 in coins in return for paper money)?
a change of clothes › a set of clean clothes that you can put on if you need to take off the ones you are wearing → See also small change