Definitions for alternate

Definitions for (noun) alternate

Main entry: surrogate, alternate, replacement

Definition: someone who takes the place of another person

Definitions for (verb) alternate

Main entry: alternate, take turns

Definition: do something in turns

Usage: We take turns on the night shift

Main entry: jump, alternate

Definition: go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions

Main entry: alternate, switch, tack, interchange, flip, flip-flop

Definition: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Main entry: understudy, alternate

Definition: be an understudy or alternate for a role

Main entry: alternate

Definition: exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions

Definitions for (adj) alternate

Main entry: alternate, alternating

Definition: occurring by turns; first one and then the other

Usage: alternating feelings of love and hate

Main entry: alternate

Definition: every second one of a series

Usage: the cleaning lady comes on alternate Wednesdays; jam every other day- the White Queen

Main entry: alternate

Definition: of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired

Usage: stems with alternate leaves

Main entry: alternate, alternative, substitute

Definition: serving or used in place of another

Usage: an alternative plan

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