altered altered  /ˈɔl tərd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) changed in form or character without becoming something else
  2. (adj) having testicles or ovaries removed
  3. (adj) changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. She altered our perception of the disabled and remapped the boundaries of sight and sense.
  2. Her boyfriend knows her eyelids are altered, she adds, but he absolutely loves them.
  3. PTI's reflective issue features stories from the past year, features on 11 lives altered by the attacks, photo essays and other pieces on a changed nation and world.

News

  1. Lake school board ready to take hard look at budget cuts

    Monday Lake school staffers are expected to bring examples of new starting times and altered bus routes as well as how much the cutbacks would save. Lake County School Board members on Monday will be going through a list of cuts for next year's budget that are likely to be unpopular with parents and teachers.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  2. Florida Sheriff Who Freed Prisoner, Altered Arrest Paperwork: ‘I Believe in the Second Amendment’

    A sheriff in Liberty County, Fla., was arrested and charged last week with official misconduct. When a man was arrested in March for carrying a concealed weapon, Sheriff Nicholas Finch allegedly released him and altered or destroyed paperwork on the arrest to make it appear as though it never happened. His attorney said Finch freed the man and refused to charge him because he believes in the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  3. Altered RCC letter raises questions about HELP Center

    Who altered a Rappahannock Community College letter expressing support for the HELP Center project proposed for King George County? What does the discovery of the altered letter mean for the future of the proposed $8.4 million project?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Journal Press

Quotes

  1. Still, Faust warned in an e-mail to faculty, staff and students "we must recognize that Harvard is not invulnerable to the seismic financial shocks in the larger world. Our own economic landscape has been significantly altered."
    on Nov 10, 2008 By: Drew Gilpin Faust Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "My first reaction is history has a long march to it, and societies change and relationships can constantly be altered to the good," Bush said after speeding past signs of both poverty and the commerce produced by Asia's fastest-growing economy.
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  3. Reading out a terse message from the Central Government, Chidambaram said: "A statement was made on behalf of the Central Government on December 9. However, after the statement, the situation in Andhra has altered. A large number of political...
    on Dec 23, 2009 By: P Chidambaram Source: Express Buzz

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