Definition of changer in US English:

changer

noun

  • 1A person or thing that changes something.

    • ‘Under their glare you locate a wall full of digital channel changers, ready for you to buy, take home and attach to your coaxial cable so you can watch hundreds of channels of broadcast programming, only without a satellite dish or antenna.’
    • ‘If they really wanted us to be inconspicuous why don't they have us wear all black like the set changers at the theater?’
    • ‘However, in my opinion, they would need a team of Formula One wheel changers standing by.’
    • ‘‘I am much more involved than my father was - I am a regular nappy changer,’ he said.’
    • ‘The team switched the front and rear tire changers last month and will hold tryouts before Daytona.’
    • ‘Older workers are less likely to consider an internship but they are an excellent way for career changers to enter a new profession.’
    • ‘These services are available to all individuals including the unemployed, persons wishing to return to work after a break, persons who have completed school or college and job changers.’
    • ‘‘I'm not the most frequent changer of jobs in this industry,’ Yang said.’
    • ‘He yearns to be more than an accomplished election winner; he wants to be a great destiny changer.’
    • ‘If there was ever a creator of wealth on a fantastic scale, ever a changer of custom and social values, ever a determinant of where our culture is headed and why, it's Moore's Law.’
    • ‘The machines are attractive to coin changers who don't like paying the fees charged by commercial coin machines.’
    • ‘Attractive pay and benefits will entice an influx of fresh applicants and career changers which will raise the profile of the traditional trades and contribute to their longer-term future.’
    • ‘Do channel changers, electric coffee pots and your trusty computer represent your main interaction with machines?’
    • ‘And this leaves the regime changers with a dilemma and a paradox.’
    • ‘He said: ‘Christine needs his help as chief diaper changer!’’
    • ‘There are people that have this channel changer and they can surf through 500 channels in some cases.’
    • ‘The five-speed automatic, though sharp and responsive, is less satisfying but does include the Chrysler version of the touch-up gear changer, which in this case is called Autostick, offering an in between experience.’
    • ‘We didn't go for speed, we just went for people who had proved themselves in the past to be very competent baton changers and then the plan was to send out the fastest four in the semi finals.’
    • ‘In an ideal world, the public would vote with their channel changers.’
    • ‘But he has also invented a flashing lollipop for school crossings, a ‘whoosh machine’ to propel pigeons from perches on buildings, a golf club trolley wheel-cleaning attachment and a telescopic light bulb changer.’
    1. 1.1 A device that holds several computer disks or compact discs and is able to switch between them.
      • ‘You can get DVD changers that will hold some 300 discs for about $500 if you're short on shelf space.’
      • ‘A CD changer is also three times the cost of a USB port, and a car need no longer be cluttered with CDs risking theft or damage.’
      • ‘We were surprised to find that the not-so-new CD changers for cars had no problem handling our test CDs of just under 92 minutes in length.’
      • ‘Also included are line-in connections for local sources such as a cable or satellite box or CD / DVD changer.’
      • ‘You get electric windows and mirrors, climate control, numerous airbags and a CD changer as part of the deal.’
      • ‘Filling a tiny one gigabyte memory stick with music from a home computer, then plugging it into the car, will provide the equivalent of 40 to 50 CDs instead of the six or so an in-car changer can cope with.’
      • ‘I used to own 2 CD changers that were able to hold 4 CDs at a time.’
      • ‘Kenwood's all-in-one solution gives you a 6.1-speaker, 750-watt speaker system as well as a five-disc DVD changer.’
      • ‘Both albums are destined for the CD changers in hipper cafés, but will sound even better boosted to floor-shaking levels on your home stereo.’
      • ‘In other news, it's oddly gratifying to take a Belle and Sebastian CD out of your changer and put in Poison's greatest hits, but that's a story for another time…’
      • ‘It's nice to see fair uses of copyright figure largely into a new device, as this is essentially a $300 super CD and DVD changer than can hold as many albums and movies as you have hard drive space for.’
      • ‘I've got a disc changer for 200 discs, and then I didn't have anything to run it through so he bought me this other CD player with 5 discs.’
      • ‘You would think that thousands of hours of songs would be enough for a generation that has grown up with single CD changers.’
      • ‘Now the CD changer on my downstairs stereo appears to have given up the ghost.’
      • ‘After all, the significantly reduced size of an MP3 file means you can fit the contents of eight or more regular audio CDs onto a single CDR and gives you the functionality of a multi-disk CD changer even if your player only holds one disk.’
      • ‘My husband owns a 200 disk CD changer and we are considering filling it with all our classical albums and using that instead of the radio.’
      • ‘Its popularity has generated a number of automation products, including automated changers that can back up more than 100GB of data.’
      • ‘Bulky CD changers are a thing of the past now, with technology letting you compress a ten disc collection into one CD.’
      • ‘The coldest product during 2002, according to several top after-market executives, was multi-disc CD changers, which until last year had been selling quite well.’
      • ‘All in all, this is a return to form for DiFranco, and these tracks should spend a lot of time in rotation on CD changers and mp3 players.’

Pronunciation

changer

/ˈCHānjər//ˈtʃeɪndʒər/