Crossword clues for shift
- An event in which something is displaced without rotation
- A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
- The act of changing one thing or position for another
- Key over Control
- Swing, for one
- Waistless dress
- Work period
- Dress style
- Change gears
- Loose dress
- Lobster trick, e.g.
- Tab neighbor
- Leave first or second, say
- Go from second to third, say
- Typewriter key
- With 61-Across, a possible title for this puzzle
- The act of moving from one place to another
- A woman's sleeveless undergarment
- A group of workers who work for a specific period of time
- (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
- The time period during which you are at work
- A qualitative change
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Shift \Shift\ (sh[i^]ft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Shifting.] [OE. shiften, schiften, to divide, change, remove. AS. sciftan to divide; akin to LG. & D. schiften to divide, distinguish, part Icel. skipta to divide, to part, to shift, to change, Dan skifte, Sw. skifta, and probably to Icel. sk[=i]fa to cut into slices, as n., a slice, and to E. shive, sheave, n., shiver, n.]
To divide; to distribute; to apportion. [Obs.]
To which God of his bounty would shift Crowns two of flowers well smelling.
To change the place of; to move or remove from one place to another; as, to shift a burden from one shoulder to another; to shift the blame.
Hastily he schifte him[self].
Pare saffron between the two St. Mary's days, Or set or go shift it that knowest the ways.
To change the position of; to alter the bearings of; to turn; as, to shift the helm or sails.
Carrying the oar loose, [they] shift it hither and thither at pleasure.
--Sir W. Raleigh.
To exchange for another of the same class; to remove and to put some similar thing in its place; to change; as, to shift the clothes; to shift the scenes.
I would advise you to shift a shirt.
To change the clothing of; -- used reflexively. [Obs.]
As it were to ride day and night; and . . . not to have patience to shift me.
To put off or out of the way by some expedient. ``I shifted him away.''
To shift off, to delay; to defer; to put off; to lay aside.
To shift the scene, to change the locality or the surroundings, as in a play or a story.
Shift the scene for half an hour; Time and place are in thy power.
Shift \Shift\, n. [Cf. Icel. skipti. See Shift, v. t.]
The act of shifting. Specifically:
The act of putting one thing in the place of another, or of changing the place of a thing; change; substitution.
My going to Oxford was not merely for shift of air.
--Sir H. Wotton.
A turning from one thing to another; hence, an expedient tried in difficulty; often, an evasion; a trick; a fraud. ``Reduced to pitiable shifts.''
I 'll find a thousand shifts to get away.
Little souls on little shifts rely.
Something frequently shifted; especially, a woman's under-garment; a chemise.
The change of one set of workmen for another; hence, a spell, or turn, of work; also, a set of workmen who work in turn with other sets; as, a night shift.
In building, the extent, or arrangement, of the overlapping of plank, brick, stones, etc., that are placed in courses so as to break joints.
(Mining) A breaking off and dislocation of a seam; a fault.
(Mus.) A change of the position of the hand on the finger board, in playing the violin.
To make shift, to contrive or manage in an exigency. ``I shall make shift to go without him.''
[They] made a shift to keep their own in Ireland.
Shift \Shift\, v. i.
To divide; to distribute. [Obs.]
Some this, some that, as that him liketh shift.
To make a change or changes; to change position; to move; to veer; to substitute one thing for another; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb.
The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slippered pantaloon.
Here the Baillie shifted and fidgeted about in his seat.
--Sir W. Scott.
To resort to expedients for accomplishing a purpose; to contrive; to manage.
Men in distress will look to themselves, and leave their companions to shift as well as they can.
To practice indirect or evasive methods.
All those schoolmen, though they were exceeding witty, yet better teach all their followers to shift, than to resolve by their distinctions.
--Sir W. Raleigh.
(Naut.) To slip to one side of a ship, so as to destroy the equilibrum; -- said of ballast or cargo; as, the cargo shifted.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"body garment, underclothing," 1590s, originally used alike of men's and women's pieces, probably from shift (n.1), which was commonly used in reference to a change of clothes. In 17c., it began to be used as a euphemism for smock, and was itself displaced, for similar reasons of delicacy, in 19c. by chemise.
Old English sciftan, scyftan "arrange, place, order," also "divide, partition; distribute, allot, share," from Proto-Germanic *skiftan (cognates: Old Norse skipta "to divide, change, separate," Old Frisian skifta "to decide, determine, test," Dutch schiften "to divide, turn," German schichten "to classify," Schicht "shift"). This is said to be related to the source of Old English sceadan "divide, separate," (see shed (v.)).\n
\nc.1200 as "to dispose; make ready; set in order, control," also intransitive, "take care of oneself." From c.1300 as "to go, move, depart; move (someone or something), transport." Sense of "to alter, to change" appeared mid-13c. (compare shiftless). Meaning "change the gear setting of an engine" is from 1910; to shift gears in the figurative sense is from 1961. Related: Shifted; shifting.
c.1300, "a movement, a beginning," from shift (v.). This is the word in to make shift "make efforts" (mid-15c.). Sense of "change, alteration" is from 1560s. Sense of "means to an end" is from 1520s; hence "an expedient." Meaning "mechanism for changing gear in a motor vehicle" is recorded from 1914. Typewriter shift key is from 1893; shift-lock is from 1899.\n
\nMeaning "period of working time" (originally in a mine) is attested from 1809, with older sense "relay of horses" (1708); perhaps with sense influenced by a North Sea Germanic cognate word (such as North Frisian skeft "division, stratum," skaft "one of successive parties of workmen"). Similar double senses of "division" and "relay of workers" exist in Swedish skift, German schicht.
n. 1 (context historical English) a type of women's undergarment, a slip 2 a change of workers, now specifically a set group of workers or period of working time 3 an act of shifting; a slight movement or change vb. (context transitive English) To change, swap.
n. an event in which something is displaced without rotation [syn: displacement]
the act of moving from one place to another; "his constant shifting disrupted the class" [syn: shifting]
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault" [syn: fault, geological fault, fracture, break]
a group of workers who work for a specific period of time
move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket" [syn: transfer]
move from one setting or context to another; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention"
change in quality; "His tone shifted"
move and exchange for another; "shift the date for our class reunion"
use a shift key on a keyboard; "She could not shift so all ther letters are written in lower case"
change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
change gears; "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
Shift is the final studio album by Swedish grindcore band Nasum. It was released on October 26, 2004, by Burning Heart Records in Sweden and on Relapse Records in North America. After this album was released, Mieszko Talarczyk died during the 2004 Tsunami. This was followed by the disbanding of Nasum.
Shift is a flash game series created and developed by Antony Lavelle and published by Armor Games. The game has had many versions and has been ported to iOS and PlayStation Minis. The gameplay revolves around pressing the shift key to flip the room. The games have had critical success with Shift 2 having a score of 87/100 on Metacritic.
Shift is a Japanese independent video game development company founded in June 1999. The company has developed various games on home and portable consoles, cell phones, and smart phones.
Their first release was Devil Dice for the PlayStation. The latest release was God Eater 2, which was released for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita on November 14, 2013 in Japan.
Shift was a Canadian magazine, devoted to technology and culture. It has now ceased publication as a print magazine. Its website continued to publish new content for at least a year after the print title was discontinued, but is no longer in operation.
Shift was founded in 1992 by Evan Solomon and Andrew Heintzman. It was originally an arts and literary journal, but evolved into a technology magazine. Articles by regular writer Clive Thompson focused on the culture and theory behind new media. Solomon left the magazine in 1999 to devote more time to his writing and broadcasting career.
In the late 1990s, the magazine attempted to expand its American presence in order to compete with similar magazines such as Wired. However, this endeavour proved costly, and the magazine eventually ceased publishing. A short-lived television show inspired by the magazine was also unsuccessful.
Shift (stylized as shift by msnbc, formerly msnbc2) is an online live-streaming video network run by MSNBC. It was launched in July 2014 to provide a platform for original video series which diverge from the MSNBC television network's political focus.
In gridiron football, a shift refers to the movement of an offensive player prior to the snap.
Shift is the seventh album by the Australian rock band The Living End. It was produced by Woody Annison and recorded at Red Door Sounds in Melbourne, Australia.
Shift is a fictional character in the children's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. He is the main antagonist of The Last Battle, which is the last book of the series. Shift is an ape who, like many animals in Lewis' work, can talk. At the beginning of the book, he lives near his friend/servant Puzzle the donkey at the base of the Great Waterfall, next to the Caldron Pool where the Great River starts its course to the sea. Lewis describes Shift as, "the cleverest, ugliest, most wrinkled Ape you can imagine."
For the 2013 novella written by Hugh Howey, see Silo (series). Shift is a 2010 alternative history book by Tim Kring and Dale Peck and is the first book in the Gates of Orpheus trilogy, originally titled as the Flag of Orpheus trilogy. The book was released on August 10, 2010 in the United States by Crown Publishing and centers around a series of secretive government experiments with LSD and its repercussions. Kring has stated that he first began work on the novel after the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike and intended to make use of multiple forms of media to promote the novel and further its storyline.
Shift is a large outdoor sculpture by American artist Richard Serra, located in King City, Ontario, Canada about 50 kilometers north of Toronto. The work was commissioned in 1970 by art collector Roger Davidson and installed on his family property. Shift consists of six large concrete forms, each 20 centimetres thick and 1.5 metres high, zigzagging over about four hectares of rolling countryside. In 1990 the Township of King voted to designate Shift and the surrounding land as a protected cultural landscape under the Ontario Heritage Act. The property is now owned by a Toronto-based developer who announced in 2010 that they appeal the decision of the Ontario Conservation Review board with plans to develop the property for housing, necessitating the removal of Shift. In 2013 the Township of King voted to prepare a bylaw to designate Shift as protected under the Ontario Heritage Act, preventing its destruction or alteration.
According to its official webpage: "Shift presents music that is multi-genre and familiar, programmed to engage the at-work or at-home listener with a lively and varied soundtrack for the afternoon. Host Tom Allen brings the music to life with stories of composers, performers and the everyday world, delivered in his warm, conversational style."
Shift is broadcast each weekday from Monday to Friday between 1:00pm and 3:30pm EST ( Eastern Standard Time).
Shift is an online, peer-to-peer, marketplace for buying and selling used cars. Founded in 2014, Shift is an American company based in San Francisco’s Castro District. , the company offers its services in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego, California.
The leadership team includes co-founders George Arison, CEO and founder of Taxi Magic; Minnie Ingersoll, chief operating officer; Christian Ohler, chief technology officer; and Morgan Knutson, head of design. Backed by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP), Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), Highland Capital Partners, SV Angel, Great Oaks Venture Capital, DCM Ventures and others, Shift raised $73.8 million .
Shift hires employees it calls "car enthusiasts" to manage the process of car buying and selling for the consumer. They facilitate test drives, financing options, inspections, Department of Motor Vehicles interactions, detailing, pricing and merchandising. At the beginning of the selling process, Shift employees assess the car, give the customer a price and sign a contract. Then they bring the car to the Shift warehouse and prepare it for sale. Potential customers can request to be picked up at home for a test drive. There's a seven-day, 250-mile return policy.
Usage examples of "shift".
The Aberrant thing gave another great pull, and the whole caravan shifted.
FMT attracted the attention of the endocrine barons of Abraxas, and the whole story shifted into a higher gear.
For your willing ear and prospectus of what you might teach us, we will make sure, on your eight-hour shift, that we take all drunks, accidents, gunshots, and abusive hookers away from the House of God and across town to the E.
She flexed the controls, watching the moire patterns of stress and acceleration shift, trying to correlate them with what she was feeling.
Bartleby, lies about a century of early America, consolidating itself as a Christian capitalist state, even as acedia was in the last stages of its shift over from a spiritual to a secular condition.
I segued into the second movement, that sense of bright expectation replaced by the slow, haunting strains of the Adagio, at once lyrical and sad -- mirroring the turns my own life had taken, the shifting harmonies sounding to me like the raised voices of ghosts, of echoes.
Her sails spread slowly, catching the outwind of the local sun, their lead surfaces adazzle in shifting, light show display.
We could not, I adjudged, shifting my knees lower on his barrel, gain the trees before true day.
And even if they did, when adolescence came, when most people started shifting, would they be able to control their urges to shift?
In a small deep agate nest, one of the boneless beings shifted back and forth.
At once the riding became easier, for the moment a gust of wind hit the machine on one side, the elevators and ailerons shifted and counteracted its uneven effect.
The relative decline in politico-economic influence of the Northern Hemisphere during the later twentieth century, the shift of civilized dominance to a Southeast Asia-Indian Ocean region with more resources, did not, as alarmists at the time predicted, spell the end of Western civilization.
Thure and Bud, their eyes shifting restlessly from the face of the alcalde to the faces of the surrounding crowd.
Nysander shouted the command, and the stag form shifted and dissolved, leaving Alec in a dazed heap on the grass.
The platform tilted down ominously as he shifted his weight, but Alec hauled him quickly to safety on the stairs.