alternateˈɔl tərˌneɪt, ˈæl-; -nɪt
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- present participle
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"
alternate(a), alternating(a) (adj)
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"
alternate, jump (verb)
go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
understudy, alternate (verb)
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.
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;followed by with.
To vary by turns.
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.
Other or alternative.
Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence. --Gray.