HyperDic: alternate

English > 10 senses of the word alternate:
ADJECTIVEallalternateevery second one of a series
allalternate, alternative, substituteserving or used in place of another
allalternate, alternatingoccurring by turns
allalternateof leaves and branches etc
VERBchangealternate, jumpgo back and forth
socialalternateexchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
cognitionalternate, understudybe an understudy or alternate for a role
changealternate, interchange, tack, switch, flip, flip-flopreverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
changealternate, take turnsdo something in turns
NOUNperson alternate, surrogate, replacementsomeone who takes the place of another person
alternate > pronunciation
Soundsao'lternaht; ao'lterney.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > alternate: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningEvery second one of a series.
Example"the cleaning lady comes on alternate Wednesdays"
Broadercyclic, cyclicalrecurring in cycles
Spanishalterno
English > alternate: 10 senses > adjective 2
MeaningServing or used in place of another.
Synonymsalternative, substitute
BroadersecondaryOf second rank or importance or value
Spanishalternativo, alterno
Catalanaltern, alternatiu
Nounsalternatesomeone who takes the place of another person
English > alternate: 10 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOccurring by turns; first one and then the other.
Synonymalternating
Broadercyclic, cyclicalrecurring in cycles
Spanishalternado, alternante, alterno, oscilante
Adverbsalternatelyin an alternating sequence or position
English > alternate: 10 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired.
Example"stems with alternate leaves"
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Oppositeopposite, pairedOf leaves etc
English > alternate: 10 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who takes the place of another person.
Synonymssurrogate, replacement
Broaderstand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-insomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
Spanishalterno, sustituto
Catalanaltern, substitut
Adjectivesalternateserving or used in place of another
Verbsalternatebe an understudy or alternate for a role
alternateexchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
English > alternate: 10 senses > verb 1, change
Meaninggo back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymjump
Broaderchange, alter, varyBecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
Spanishalternar, saltar
Catalanalternar, saltar
Nounsalternationsuccessive change from one thing or state to another and back again
English > alternate: 10 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningExchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
NarrowerrotateExchange on a regular basis
Broaderexchangehand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
Spanishalternar
Catalanalternar
Nounsalternatesomeone who takes the place of another person
English > alternate: 10 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningBe an understudy or alternate for a role.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymunderstudy
Broadermemorize, memorise, con, learncommit to memory
Spanishsuplantar
Nounsalternatesomeone who takes the place of another person
English > alternate: 10 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningreverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) .
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsinterchange, tack, switch, flip, flip-flop
Broaderchange by reversal, turn, reversechange to the contrary
Spanishalternar
Catalanalternar, canviar, intercanviar
English > alternate: 10 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningDo something in turns.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymtake turns
Narrowerspelltake turns working
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishalternar
Catalanalternar, anar canviant
Nounsalternationsuccessive change from one thing or state to another and back again

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