shifting

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

shifting

  1. Present participle of shift.

Noun[edit]

shifting (plural shiftings)

  1. A shift or change; a shifting movement.
    • Charles Lamb
      I remember the last time I saw Macbeth played, the discrepancy I felt at the changes of garment which he varied, the shiftings and reshiftings, like a Romish priest at mass.
    • 1978, Jack Vance, The View from Chickweed's Window
      Then everyone moved at the same time — slight shiftings of the hands and feet, furtive easings of position.