Crossword clues for switch
- A flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
- The act of changing one thing or position for another
- Hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair
- An event in which one thing is substituted for another
- Control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
- Railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections
- Used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
- End of a cow's tail
- Kind of hitter
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Switch \Switch\, v. i. To walk with a jerk. [Prov. Eng.]
Switch \Switch\, n. [Cf. OD. swick a scourage, a whip. Cf. Swink, Swing.]
A small, flexible twig or rod.
Mauritania, on the fifth medal, leads a horse with something like a thread; in her other hand she holds a switch.
(Railways) A movable part of a rail; or of opposite rails, for transferring cars from one track to another.
A separate mass or trees of hair, or of some substance (at jute) made to resemble hair, worn on the head by women.
(Elec.) A device for shifting an electric current to another circuit, or for making and breaking a circuit.
Safety switch (Railways), a form of switch contrived to prevent or lessen the danger of derailment of trains.
Switch back (Railways), an arrangement of tracks whereby elevations otherwise insurmountable are passed. The track ascends by a series of zigzags, the engine running alternately forward and back, until the summit is reached.
Switch board (Elec.), a collection of switches in one piece of apparatus, so arranged that a number of circuits may be connected or combined in any desired manner.
Switch grass. (Bot.) See under Grass.
Switch \Switch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Switched; p. pr. & vb. n. Switching.]
To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip.
To swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane.
To trim, as, a hedge. [Prov. Eng.]
To turn from one railway track to another; to transfer by a switch; -- generally with off, from, etc.; as, to switch off a train; to switch a car from one track to another.
(Eccl.) To shift to another circuit.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1590s, "slender riding whip," probably from a Flemish or Low German word akin to Middle Dutch swijch "bough, twig," or swutsche, variant of Low German zwukse "long thin stick, switch," from Germanic base *swih- (cognates: Old High German zwec "wooden peg," German Zweck "aim, design," originally "peg as a target," Zwick "wooden peg"), perhaps connected with PIE root *swei- (2) "to swing, bend, to turn."\n
\nThe meaning "device for changing the direction of something or making or breaking a connection" is first recorded 1797. "The peg sense suits the mech(anical) applications" [Weekley], cognates: switchblade, and these senses in English may be a direct borrowing from those senses in Continental Germanic languages rather than a continuation of the "pliant wand" sense. The meaning "a change from one to another, a reversal, an exchange, a substitution" is first recorded 1920; extended form switcheroo is by 1933.
1610s, "to strike with a switch," from switch (n.). Related: Switched; switching. The meaning "turn (off or on) with a switch device" is first recorded 1853 of trains on tracks, 1881 of electricity, 1932 of radio or (later) television. Sense of "shift, divert" is from 1860. Meaning "to change one thing for another" is recorded from 1919. Switch-hitter is 1945 in baseball slang; 1956 in the sense of "bisexual person."
(context snowboarding English) riding with the front and back feet swapped round compared to one's normal position. BBC Sport, [http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/winter-olympics/26141070 "Sochi 2014: A jargon-busting guide to the halfpipe"], 11 February 2014 n. 1 A device to turn electric current turn on and turn off or direct its flow. 2 A change. v
(context transitive English) To exchange.
hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure
railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other
flog with or as if with a flexible rod
A switch is an electrical component which can break an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another.
Switch may also refer to:
Switch was a debit card in the United Kingdom which was renamed Maestro by its owner MasterCard in 2002. Prior to its renaming it had built a strong brand within the UK and people continued to use the name to mean debit transaction for a number of years after it was discontinued.
Switch was an advertising campaign launched by Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple, Inc.) on June 10, 2002. It featured what the company referred to as "real people" who had "switched" from the Microsoft Windows platform to the Mac. An international television and print ad campaign directed users to a website where various "myths" about the Mac platform were "dispelled". The television commercials were directed by Errol Morris.
Switch is an album by Dutch rock band Golden Earring, released in 1975.
Switch is a 1994 remix EP by Schaft. Switch is a companion release to Switchblade, which is where the original versions of the remixes come from.
In electrical engineering, a switch is an electrical component that can break an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another. The mechanism of a switch may be operated directly by a human operator to control a circuit (for example, a light switch or a keyboard button), may be operated by a moving object such as a door-operated switch, or may be operated by some sensing element for pressure, temperature or flow. A relay is a switch that is operated by electricity. Switches are made to handle a wide range of voltages and currents; very large switches may be used to isolate high-voltage circuits in electrical substations.
"Switch" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Will Smith. was released on February 15, 2005 as the first single of his fourth studio album Lost and Found, with the record label; Interscope Records. The song was produced by Kwame "K1 Mil", who also participated in the band composition, along with the interpreter and Lennie Bennett. This song was also featured as a track on the 2005 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 19 and it was featured in a trailer for Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Switch is an American action-adventure detective series starring Eddie Albert and Robert Wagner. It was broadcast on the CBS network for three seasons between September 9, 1975 and August 20, 1978, bumping the Hawaii Five-O detective series to Friday nights.
Switch is the eleventh studio album by the Australian rock band INXS with original material. It was released on 29 November 2005. It is notable for being the only album with new lead singer J.D. Fortune since the 1997 death of Michael Hutchence as well as for having production work by English hit-maker Guy Chambers.
The album received mixed critical reviews. The album's songwriting and quality from song to song was found to be inconsistent and varied by critics such as Matt Collar of Allmusic. However, some reviewers also complimented frontman J.D. Fortune's singing as well as the inclusion of guest vocalists such as Suzie McNeil, who had starred with Fortune in the program Rock Star: INXS.
"Switch" (stylized as SWITCH) is a song performed by Japanese singer Lisa, featuring the hip-hop group Heartsdales and singer Kumi Koda. It was released as a double A-side single on April 21, 2006, alongside a cover of Dusty Springfield's " I Only Want to Be with You" (1963). It It can be found on Lisa's album Gratitude. "Switch" was the opening theme for the Capcom game ' Crimson Tears'.
SWITCH is a Mexican music magazine published by Editorial Premiere.
It is the only Mexican music magazine to be awarded at an international level by the Society of Publication Designers (SPD).
"Switch" is a single by the English electronic music band Fluke. It is the band's last official single using the alias Fluke to date although it has been followed by the white label vinyl release Bullet 2005 which does not appear to be an official "on-label" release by the band.
"Switch" was featured on the Need For Speed Underground 2 soundtrack.
Switch is a 1991 comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards, based on George Axelrod's play Goodbye Charlie (and a 1964 film by the same title). The movie stars Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams and Lorraine Bracco.
Switch is an R&B/ funk band that found fame recording for the Gordy label in the late 1970s, releasing hit songs such as "There'll Never Be", "I Call Your Name" and "Love Over & Over Again". Switch influenced bands such as DeBarge, which featured the siblings of Switch band members Bobby and Tommy DeBarge.
Switch is a privately held company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is the developer and operator of the SUPERNAP, data center facilities, and provides colocation, telecommunications, cloud services, and content ecosystems.
Switch is the first album by R&B band, Switch, released in 1978. It is also their first on the Motown subsidiary Gordy. After recording as White Heat and Hot Ice, this gave them the commercial breakthrough they desired with hits like "There'll Never Be" and "I Wanna Be Closer".
Switch, also called Two Four Jacks, Black Jack or Irish Switch, is a shedding-type card game for two or more players that is popular in the United Kingdom, and as alternative incarnations in other regions. The cards with hearts are always the dominant suit for e.g. If two people have a pontoon and one person has clubs and the other hearts, the person with hearts wins. discard all of the cards in one's hand; the first player to play his final card, and ergo have no cards left, wins the game. Switch is very similar to the games UNO, Flaps and Mau Mau, both belonging to the larger Crazy Eights or Shedding family of card games.
The game is also commonly known as Jack Changes, Crazy Eights, Take Two and Peanuckle in the UK and Ireland
If a user ends on a so-called "fire card", a user is able to pick up, and put down another "fire card" immediately unless stated before hand.
Switch was a Romanian LGBT magazine published by Michael Labelle of CONTRAAD, SRL, now defunct. Switch was the first commercial glossy magazine for the LGBT Community in Romania. Labelle hired Lucian Dunareau of Angelicus, a group that published a newsletter for the LGBT community of Cluj Napoca, a big city in Transylvania, as Editor, though Angelicus did NOT publish Switch, as Dunareau would later claim; rather it was entirely funded by Labelle's firm, who actually published three issues before leaving the country in January 2006. The magazine was 40 pages, included news in Romanian as well as articles in English,( most by Michael Labelle) and featured a glossy centerfold that was both artful and irreverent, as well as sexy.
The first issue of Switch was released on July 1, 2005, and dealt extensively with the organisation of Romania's first gay pride parade, as part of Bucharest's annual GayFest. A second issue was released in September and the 3 in January 2006 by Andrei Pop (without Be An Angel)
The Switch Magazine was an LGBT magazine published by SC.ContraAD.SRL ( With Michael Labelle as Publisher/Director). Switch is the successor of Angelicuss Magazine ( the first LGBT newsletter from Romania ). Switch had 40 color pages and was distributed with pay by the national distribution network . - After the first two numbers edited in Cluj-Napoca by the team led by Lucian Dunareanu ( chief editor ),executive head manager of Be An Angel Romania (the majority of the team members being working journalists with specialized studies ), Michael Labelle moved to Bucharest following Andrei Pop's proposal to make the Switch Magazine together without the help of Be An Angel. Though the first Bucharest based issue was well received, there was never enough community support or advertising revenue to make it a viable enterprise and thus the first of the Bucharest-based edition of Switch was also the last.
David James Andrew Taylor, better known his stage name Switch, is a British DJ, songwriter, sound engineer, and record producer. He is best known for his work with M.I.A.. In the fidget house genre, Switch runs his own music label "Dubsided", as well as the label Counterfeet, established in 2006 with fellow producer Sinden. He has released various singles under his own name, and is also well known for remixing and producing for many major artists. He is a former member of the American electronic dancehall group Major Lazer.
Most notably Switch has worked extensively with fellow British artist M.I.A. co-producing tracks on her albums Arular and Kala. For the latter, he travelled to work with M.I.A. in A. R. Rahman's Panchathan Record Inn and AM Studios and other locations such as Kodambakkam, Chennai and Trinidad and Tobago. He says "When you go somewhere like India, and especially Jamaica, it puts you in a different train of thought, outside of your usual working conditions. They use music as their voice; they use it for politics, for religion. So, I think for people that are struggling, they can use it to vent frustrations, or to celebrate.”
He has also produced tracks for artists like Christina Aguilera, Santigold, Amanda Blank, Brandy, Nicola Roberts and Beyoncé.
In 2009 Switch collaborated with fellow producer Diplo (whom he met through artist M.I.A.) to create the album Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do under the name Major Lazer.
Switch is a 2007 Norwegian snowboard film. The main actors are Sebastian Stigar, Ida Elise Broch, Peter Stormare and Hilde Lyrån. The film was nominated to an Amanda for the best youth film, but ended up at second place, beaten by Mannen som elsket Yngve (The man who loved Yngve).
is a shōnen, action manga written by Otoh Saki and illustrated by Tomomi Nakamura. It was serialized in Square Enix's GFantasy from 2002 to October 2008. The individual chapters were collected and published in 13 tankōbon volumes by Square Enix, with the first volume released on June 21, 2002 and the final volume released on December 27, 2008. The manga focuses on the lives of two Japanese undercover narcotic police, Eto Kai and Kurabayashi Hal.
Switch was animated as 2 OVAs by ACTAS, Inc.. Square Enix released a series of 4 vocal CDs for Switch.
DJ Switch is a British DJ and turntablist, based in Birmingham. Notable for having made remarkable achievements in his early teens, he has been crowned world champion three times, and has many appearances on television, radio, magazines, and at major festivals.
Switch is an experiential marketing and advertising agency headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. It reported a revenue of $42 million in 2011.
Switch is a British supernatural comedy-drama centring a quartet of witches known as "The Witches of Camden" who try to make their way in London. Created by Touchpaper Television for ITV2, the show stars Lacey Turner, Nina Toussaint-White, Hannah Tointon and Phoebe Fox. Its six-episode run began on 15 October 2012 at 10pm.
Switch is a 2013 Chinese-Hong Kong action film written and directed by Jay Sun and starring Andy Lau, Tong Dawei, Zhang Jingchu and Lin Chi-ling.
Switch is a documentary film on global energy directed by Harry Lynch, produced and distributed by Arcos Films, and featuring Scott W. Tinker, a geologist and energy researcher who runs the Bureau of Economic Geology, a 200-person research unit of The University of Texas at Austin. and is a professor at the Jackson School of Geosciences.
The film is part of a larger energy education and efficiency project, which also includes the Switch Energy Project website, with additional video content and educational programs. The website includes interviews with some of the world's leading energy policy analysts. Interviews including Ernie Moniz, former Under Secretary of Energy, Steven E. Koonin, Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Richard Jones and physicist Richard A. Muller.
The film aims to be a nonpartisan, scientifically based exploration of the energy transition from the traditional energies of coal and oil to future energies. It has been accepted by many environmental groups, government agencies, fossil and renewable energy companies and academic institutions.
Switch premiered at the 2012 Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC to positive reviews, then played at 12 other international festivals, most of them environmentally focused, and at 6 international geology conferences, before opening in theaters in New York in September 2012.
"Switch" is a 1997 song by Howie B. It made #62 on the UK Singles Chart. A music video for the song, directed by Run Wrake, was produced.
Switch is a 2011 French action film directed by Frédéric Schœndœrffer.
Switch is a mobile-only job-matching app that connects candidates directly to hiring managers. Candidates upload their resumes and connect their social and professional media profiles, but remain anonymous while searching. Users receive a daily set of job recommendations that fit their backgrounds and salary criteria, and swipe right to apply. Employers post many jobs on Switch directly, which eliminates the need for third-party job boards and recruiters, and connects job seekers to hiring managers. Switch reveals a candidate’s identity to one employer at a time, only after he or she matches with that employer. When candidates and employers match, they can chat within the app. Switch is available for iOS, with an Android version in development.
"Switch" is the first episode of the second season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad. The episode aired on February 15, 2016.
Usage examples of "switch".
We had suddenly switched our allegiance from India to Aboriginal Australia and I guess, in their eyes, they could see no reason why we would do that except for the money.
If it was possible to emerge from the field, it could only be done by an immediate switch to tachyonic drive without accelerative buildup .
In high school, one of my all-time favorite pranks was gaining unauthorized access to the telephone switch and changing the class of service of a fellow phone phreak.
Imbs was practicing his complicated piece, the so-called adagio, and the machinist, with a manipulation of the black switch box, had turned off all the machines for the time required to go through the piece three times.
An order enjoining certain steam railroads from discriminating against an electric railroad by denying it reciprocal switching privileges did not violate the Fifth Amendment even though its practical effect was to admit the electric road to a part of the business being adequately handled by the steam roads.
Lord Ado sank to his knees and collapsed on the floor, she switched the two pieces of chain to one hand.
Morris reached inside his vest to his radio and switched frequencies so that he was on the channel that Stinky was using back in the aft escape trunk.
When Alameda toggled the switch, it was as if she had left, and he was alone again.
Laying aside the first branch, Nysander passed the birch switch through the flame and water and struck Alec lightly on his cheeks, shoulders, chest, thighs, and feet, then snapped the stick in two.
There was a wall switch near the door, which Alker had turned on, then off, producing a temporary glare from ceiling lights.
In this particular message, he switched to another alphabet after 24 letters, but in another example he followed the more normal procedure of repeating the alphabets over and over again in groups of 24.
I switched on the torch and found Angekok there before me, his arms folded across his chest.
When both clamps rested flush against her rosy areolas, he tripped the tiny switches that caused the teeth to close, then bathed each jutting nub with his tongue.
Spivak, at a nod from Saint Just, signaled for her cam-eraman to switch on his lights, which attracted several more WAR attendees in the way a porch light attracts moths, although the crush was already considerable.
Ivan switched to a technical approach to get the authentication information.