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Alternate 1Definition: 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.
Alternate 2Definition: 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 etc. read every alternate line.
Alternate 3Definition: Distributed, as leaves, singly at different
heights of the stem, and at equal
respects angular divergence.
Alternate 4Definition: That which
alternates with something else; vicissitude.
Alternate 5Definition: A substitute; one designated to take the place of another, if necessary, in performing some duty.
Alternate 6Definition: A proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the
Alternate 7Definition: To perform by
turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by
turns; to interchange regularly.
Alternate 8Definition: 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.
Alternate 9Definition: To vary by
turns; as, the land
alternates between rocky
hills and sandy
alternate 10Definition: someone who
takes the place of another person
alternate 11Definition: do something in
turns; "We take
turns on the night shift"
alternate 12Definition: go back and forth; swing back and forth between two
alternate 13Definition: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
alternate 14Definition: be an understudy or alternate for a role
alternate 15Definition: exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain
alternate 16Definition: 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 17Definition: allowing a choice; "an alternative plan"