surrogate, alternate, replacement(adj)
someone who takes the place of another person
every second one of a series
"the cleaning lady comes on alternate Wednesdays"; "jam every other day"- the White Queen
alternate, alternative, substitute(adj)
serving or used in place of another
"an alternative plan"
occurring by turns; first one and then the other
"alternating feelings of love and hate"
of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired
"stems with alternate leaves"
go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
be an understudy or alternate for a role
interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop(verb)
reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
alternate, take turns(verb)
do something in turns
"We take turns on the night shift"
That which alternates with something else; vicissitude.
Grateful alternates of substantial. -Matthew Prior
A substitute; an alternative; one designated to take the place of another, if necessary, in performing some duty.
A proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the means.
A replacement of equal or greater value or function.
Figures or tinctures that succeed each other by turns.
To perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by turns; to interchange regularly.
To happen, succeed, or act by turns; to follow reciprocally in place or time;u2014followed by with.
The flood and ebb tides alternate with each other.
To vary by turns.
The land alternates between rocky hills and sandy plains.
Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence, reciprocal.
And bid alternate passions fall and rise. -Alexander Pope
Designating the members in a series, which regularly intervene between the members of another series, as the odd or even numbers of the numerals; every other; every second.
the alternate members 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.
Other or alternative.
Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence. --Gray.
Origin: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.
being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence, reciprocal
designating the members in a series, which regularly intervene between the members of another series, as the odd or even numbers of the numerals; every other; every second; as, the alternate members 1, 3, 5, 7, etc. ; read every alternate line
distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence
that which alternates with something else; vicissitude
a substitute; one designated to take the place of another, if necessary, in performing some duty
a proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the means
to perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by turns; to interchange regularly
to happen, succeed, or act by turns; to follow reciprocally in place or time; -- followed by with; as, the flood and ebb tides alternate with each other
to vary by turns; as, the land alternates between rocky hills and sandy plains
Origin: [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al′tėr-nāt, or al-tėr′nāt, v.t. to cause to follow by turns or one after the other.—v.i. to happen by turns: to follow every other or second time—also Al′ternise.—adjs. Al′tern (Milton), alternate, acting by turns; Alter′nant (geol.), in alternate layers; Alter′nate, one after the other: by turns.—adv. Alter′nately.—ns. Alter′nateness, Alter′nacy (rare); Alternā′tion, the act of alternating: interchange: reading or singing antiphonally.—adj. Alter′native, offering a choice of two things.—n. a choice between two things.—adv. Alter′natively. [L. alter, other.]
separate or different from others
"he took the alternate route to the highway because of the traffic jam on the main route."
The numerical value of Alternate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Alternate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The alternate therapy that saved my life is my service dog Axel.
I feel a bit more relaxed this morning because I had no alternate transportation plans.
I bought a generator which I alternate between grinding mills, but I cannot survive, this thing requires a lot of fuel.
Today a painter from Uttar Pradesh -- Kafeel -- his fonts are being used globally, from Heineken to Starbucks. So we gave him an alternate revenue stream.
Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai Whose Portals are alternate Night and Day, How Sultn after Sultn with his Pomp Abode his destined Hour, and went his way.
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Translations for Alternate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- редувам се, редуващ сеBulgarian
- střídavý, střídat se, náhrada, náhradní, střídat, obměna, alternativníCzech
- alternieren, alternativGerman
- alterno, sustituta, sustituto, alternarSpanish
- vuorotella, vuorottainenFinnish
- alterner, alternatif, alternativeFrench
- alternativ, ersättare, växla, alternera, omväxlande, vikarie, följa, växlande, alternerande, varannanSwedish
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