Definition of Shifting

1. Noun. The act of moving from one place to another. "His constant shifting disrupted the class"

Exact synonyms: Shift
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Shift, Shift, Shift, Shift, Shift, Shifty, Shift, Shift



2. Adjective. Continuously varying. "Taffeta with shifting colors"
Similar to: Variable

3. Adjective. Changing position or direction. "Shifty winds"
Exact synonyms: Shifty
Similar to: Unsteady
Derivative terms: Shift, Shiftiness

4. Adjective. (of soil) unstable. "Unfirm earth"
Exact synonyms: Unfirm
Similar to: Loose

Definition of Shifting

1. a. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles.

Definition of Shifting

1. Verb. (present participle of shift) ¹

2. Noun. A shift; a shifting movement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shifting

1. shift [v] - See also: shift

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shifting

shifta
shiftable
shiftas
shifted
shifted maxwellian
shiftee
shiftees
shifter
shifters
shiftful
shiftier
shiftiest
shiftily
shiftiness
shiftinesses
shifting (current term)
shifting cultivation
shifting dullness
shifting executory interest
shifting executory interests
shifting pacemaker
shiftingly
shiftings
shiftless
shiftlessly
shiftlessness
shiftlessnesses
shiftlike
shiftmate
shiftmates

Literary usage of Shifting

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"The feeder was a complete device for supporting the warp wires, and supporting, rotating, and shifting the woof wires, provided with a take-up roll mounted ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"The classification of uses into shifting or secondary, springing, and future, ... shifting or Secondary Uses. — shifting or secondary uses take effect in ..."

3. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1854)
"The classification of uses into shifting or secondary, ... shifting or secondary uses take effect in derogation of some other estate, and are either limited ..."

4. The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses by William Horatio Bates (1920)
"Perfect sight is impossible without continual shifting, and such shifting is a striking illustration of the mental control necessary for normal vision. ..."

5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, George Franklin Comstock (1866)
"(a) These shifting uses are common in all settlements; and in marriage settlements the first ... These shifting uses, whether created by the original deed, ..."

6. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1901)
"The classification of uses into shifting or secondary, springing, and future, ... shifting or Secondary Uses. —shifting or secondary uses take effect in ..."

7. The Practice of Silviculture, with Particular Reference to Its Application by Ralph Chipman Hawley (1921)
"shifting Sands. — shifting sands are capable of destroying entire forests, and conversely the establishment and maintenance of forests upon areas of ..."

8. Outlines of Economics by Richard Theodore Ely, Thomas Sewall Adams (1908)
"The shifting of Taxes. — Up to this point we have been speaking as if a tax must ... The conditions which control the shifting of taxes must evidently be ..."

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