Counterchange vs Counterchanged - What's the difference?

counterchange | counterchanged |


As a verb counterchange

is to give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange.

As a noun counterchange

is (obsolete) an exchange of one thing for another.

As an adjective counterchanged is

exchanged.

counterchange

English

Verb

(counterchang)
  • To give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange.
  • To checker; to diversify, as in heraldic counterchanging.
  • * Tennyson
  • Witch-elms that counterchange the floor / Of this flat lawn with dusk and bright.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An exchange of one thing for another.
  • (obsolete) Due return (for an action etc.); reciprocation.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.ix:
  • But Paridell sore brused with the blow, / Could not arise, the counterchaunge to scorse [...].

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    counterchanged

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • exchanged
  • (heraldry) Having the tinctures exchanged mutually.
  • If the field is divided palewise, or and azure, and cross is borne counterchanged , that part of the cross which comes on the azure side will be or, and that on the or side will be azure.
    (Webster 1913)