Definitions For Shift


  • The act of changing one thing or position for another
  • The act of moving from one place to another
  • A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
  • A woman's sleeveless undergarment
  • The key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
  • A qualitative change
  • An event in which something is displaced without rotation
  • A crew 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 change in position or direction
  • A change in how something is done or how people think about something
  • A group of people who work together during a scheduled period of time


  • Make a shift in or exchange of
  • Move and exchange for another
  • Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
  • Change gears
  • Move from one setting or context to another
  • Change in quality
  • Change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
  • Use a shift key on a keyboard
  • Move abruptly
  • Change place or direction
  • Move sideways or in an unsteady way
  • Move very slightly
  • Move around
  • To move or to cause (something or someone) to move to a different place, position, etc.
  • To change or to cause (something) to change to a different opinion, belief, etc.
  • To go or to cause (something) to go from one person or thing to another

Is Shift a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Shift is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shift in a Sentence

  • I shifted the bag to my other shoulder.
  • She shifted her position slightly so she could see the stage better.
  • They shifted him to a different department.
  • There will be a shift of responsibility when she takes the new position.
  • A shift away from tradition
  • A gradual shift toward more liberal policies

Synonyms for Shift

Antonyms for Shift

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