meaning of ALTERNATE

ALTERNATE meaning in General Dictionary

to occur succeed or act by turns to follow along with reciprocally positioned or time followed by with since the flooding and ebb tides alternate with one another

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  • what alternates with something different vicissitude
  • to do by turns or in succession to cause to achieve success by turns to interchange on a regular basis
  • Being or succeeding by converts one following other in succession of the time or location by turns very first one after which one other hence mutual
  • serving or utilized in place of another
  • of leaves and branches an such like; first on a single side then on the other in 2 ranks along an axis; perhaps not paired
  • every second among a string
  • happening by turns; first one and then the other
  • change folks briefly to satisfy particular jobs and functions
  • reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  • be an understudy or alternate for a task
  • take action in turns
  • go back and forth; swing back and forth between two says or problems
  • somebody who takes the spot of another individual
  • becoming or succeeding by turns; one following other inu000du000a succession of time or spot; by turns very first one then one other;u000du000a therefore, mutual.
  • Designating the members in a series, which regularly intervene amongst the members of another show, since the strange as well as variety of the numerals; every other; every second; because, the switch members 1, 3, 5, 7, etc. ; read every alternate line.
  • Distributed, as leaves, singly at various levels of the stem, as well as equal periods as respects angular divergence.
  • whatever alternates with another thing; vicissitude.
  • A substitute; one designated to substitute for another, if required, in carrying out some duty.
  • a percentage based on another proportion by interchanging the means.
  • to do by turns, or in succession; resulting in tou000du000a succeed by turns; to interchange regularly.
  • To happen, be successful, or work by turns; to follow reciprocally positioned or time; -- followed closely by with; since, the flood and ebb tides alternate with one another.
  • to alter by turns; since, the land alternates between rugged mountains and sandy plains.

ALTERNATE meaning in Law Dictionary

1. a big change to a clause that alters the initial. 2. an alternative or to take turns. 3. anything associated with an alternative.


ALTERNATE meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1510s, from Latin alternatus "one following the various other," past participle of alternare "to do initially one thing then your other; exchange components," from alternus "one after the various other, alternate, in turns, reciprocal," from alter "one other" (see change). Alternate implies "by turns;" alternate means "offering an option." Both imply two kinds or things.

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  • 1590s, from Latin alternatus, previous participle of alternare (see alternative (adj.)). Replaced Middle English alternen "to vary, alternate" (early 15c.). Relevant: Alternated; alternating.
  • 1718, "whatever alternates (with other things)," from alternate (adj.). Meaning "a replacement" is first attested 1848.

ALTERNATE meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Being or succeeding by turns; one following other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then others; ergo, reciprocal.

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  • (a.) Designating the people in a string, which frequently intervene amongst the people in another series, while the strange as well as amounts of the numerals; almost every other; every 2nd; because, the alternate users 1, 3, 5, 7, etc. ; read every alternative line.
  • (a.) delivered, as leaves, singly at various levels for the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence.
  • (letter.) Whatever alternates with another thing; vicissitude.
  • (n.) A substitute; one designated to substitute for another, if necessary, in carrying out some duty.
  • (n.) A proportion produced from another percentage by interchanging the means.
  • (v. t.) To execute by turns, or in succession; to cause to ensure success by turns; to interchange regularly.
  • (v. i.) to occur, succeed, or act by turns; to follow along with reciprocally positioned or time; -- followed by alongside; as, the flood and ebb tides alternate with one another.
  • (v. i.) to alter by turns; since, the land alternates between rocky hills and sandy flatlands.

Sentence Examples with the word ALTERNATE

The ribbon is light watered blue, the collar of alternate gold elephants with blue housings and towers, the star of silver with a purple medallion bearing a silver or brilliant cross surrounded by a silver laurel wreath.

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