What does alternate mean?

Definitions for alternate
ˈɔl tərˌneɪt, ˈæl-; -nɪtal·ter·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surrogate, alternate, replacement(adj)

    someone who takes the place of another person

  2. alternate(a)(adj)

    every second one of a series

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

  3. alternate, alternative, substitute(adj)

    serving or used in place of another

    "an alternative plan"

  4. alternate(a), alternating(a)(adj)

    occurring by turns; first one and then the other

    "alternating feelings of love and hate"

  5. alternate(verb)

    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"

  6. alternate, jump(verb)

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

  7. alternate(verb)

    exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions

  8. understudy, alternate(verb)

    be an understudy or alternate for a role

  9. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop(verb)

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

  10. alternate, take turns(verb)

    do something in turns

    "We take turns on the night shift"

Wiktionary

  1. alternate(Noun)

    That which alternates with something else; vicissitude.

    Grateful alternates of substantial. -Matthew Prior

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  2. alternate(Noun)

    A substitute; an alternative; one designated to take the place of another, if necessary, in performing some duty.

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  3. alternate(Noun)

    A proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the means.

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  4. alternate(Noun)

    A replacement of equal or greater value or function.

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  5. alternate(Noun)

    Figures or tinctures that succeed each other by turns.

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  6. alternate(Verb)

    To perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by turns; to interchange regularly.

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  7. alternate(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  8. alternate(Verb)

    To vary by turns.

    The land alternates between rocky hills and sandy plains.

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  9. alternate(Adjective)

    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

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  10. alternate(Adjective)

    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.

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  11. alternate(Adjective)

    Other or alternative.

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

  12. alternate(Adjective)

    Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence. --Gray.

    Etymology: From alterno, alternus, from alter. See altern, alter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alternate(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]

  2. Alternate(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]

  3. Alternate(adj)

    distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence

    Etymology: [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]

  4. Alternate(noun)

    that which alternates with something else; vicissitude

    Etymology: [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]

  5. Alternate(noun)

    a substitute; one designated to take the place of another, if necessary, in performing some duty

    Etymology: [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]

  6. Alternate(noun)

    a proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the means

    Etymology: [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]

  7. Alternate(verb)

    to perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by turns; to interchange regularly

    Etymology: [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]

  8. Alternate(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]

  9. Alternate(verb)

    to vary by turns; as, the land alternates between rocky hills and sandy plains

    Etymology: [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alternate

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. alternate

    Reciprocal.--Alternate angles are the internal angles formed by a line cutting two parallels, and lying on the opposite side of the cutting line; the one below the first parallel, and the other above.--Alternate ratio is that of which the antecedents and consequents bear respectively to each other in any proportion which has the quantities of the same kind.

Editors Contribution

  1. alternate

    separate or different from others

    "he took the alternate route to the highway because of the traffic jam on the main route."

    Submitted by anonymous on March 4, 2014  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alternate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alternate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of alternate in a Sentence

  1. David Rinetti:

    The Angels didnt starter Andrew Heaney said. Many of The Angels didnt, including Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin, took a knee for the national anthem while As players Khris Davis and Tony Kemp raised a right fist to the air. Los Angeles opened the season in Oakland for a fourth straight year. TWO DECADES At age 40, Albert Pujols earned Albert Pujols 20th consecutive opening day start in as many years the fifth player to start the opener in 20 straight years. The others : Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray and Frank Robinson. Pete Rose went 0 for 3 with a walk. Pretty spectacular, isnt it ? New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. That puts it all in perspective how great New Angels manager Joe Maddon is, what New Angels manager Joe Maddon career has looked like, just to get 20 opportunities, right, youve got to be good. Weve had a lot of great conversations lately, he and I. Very happy for him and his family. I know its important to him. Hes definitely ready to rock and roll. TRAINERS ROOM Angels : New 3B Anthony Rendon missed the opener with an oblique injury. Hes been progressing, Im encouraged, New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. Athletics : LHP A.J. Puk, on the injured list with a strained shoulder, played catch. General manager David Forst said Puk would go to the clubs alternate site in San Jose when the club hits the road. Puk had cortisone and platelet rich plasma injections Monday. Its going to be at least a couple weeks of just playing catch, manager Bob Melvin said. Were a ways off before we have an update on him. WHAT A FEAT David Rinetti, As vice president of stadium operations, marked David Rinetti 40th opening day with the organization after working David Rinetti first in 1981 as a high school junior. David Rinetti received a 113-page document to get the ballpark ready in two weeks. Its pretty incredible. It was a lot of work.

  2. Trisha Torrey:

    Whether you just need straight answers or you want to discuss some sort of alternate therapy with your doctor, he or she needs to be respectful of your wish to discuss the topic.

  3. Nate Lashley:

    When you're first alternate it's not a whole lot of fun, that feeling of only missing getting in the event by a spot, by one person, we'll see how it goes tomorrow. Hopefully I can go out there and play like today, play relaxed golf and have some fun.

  4. Kim Kardashian:

    Really the reason why they imprisoned him was because he started doing positive for the community, he started showing that he had power, that he wasn't one of a monolithic voice, that he could wrap people around, it's very important for me to get Larry Hoover out because in an alternate universe I am Kim Kardashian West and I have to go and get Larry Hoover free because Larry Hoover was doing positive inside of Chicago, just like how I'm moving back to Chicago(.).

  5. Umberto Volta:

    The most striking change in clinical presentation of celiac disease over time has been the decrease of diarrhea as the leading symptom and the progressive increase of other non-classical gastrointestinal symptoms (such as constipation, bloating and alternate bowel habits as well as gastro-esophageal reflux, nausea, vomiting and dyspepsia), a high proportion of celiac disease patients did not show any gastrointestinal symptom, but they displayed extra-intestinal manifestations such as iron-deficiency anemia, unexplained osteoporosis, abnormalities of liver-function tests and recurrent miscarriages.

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