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Definition of Switch


  1. A device for shifting an electric current to another circuit, or for making and breaking a circuit.
  2. A small, flexible twig or rod.
  3. A movable part of a rail; or of opposite rails, for transferring cars from one track to another.
  4. A separate mass or trees of hair, or of some substance (at jute) made to resemble hair, worn on the head by women.
  5. A mechanical device for shifting an electric current to another circuit.
  6. To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip.
  7. To swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane.
  8. To trim, as, a hedge.
  9. 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.
  10. To shift to another circuit.
  11. To walk with a jerk.
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Switch Translations

switch in Dutch is roede, gard, spitsroede, stokje
switch in French is badine, baguette, interrupteur
switch in German is umschalten, Schalter, Schalter, wechsel
switch in Italian is interruttore
switch in Norwegian is bryter
switch in Portuguese is interruptor
switch in Spanish is interruptor, conmutar