Part of speech: noun

A substitute.

Part of speech: verb

To change, perform, or occur by turns.

Part of speech: adjective

Existing, occurring, or following by turns; reciprocal.

Part of speech: adjective

Every other ( of a series); pertaining to such a series.

Part of speech: noun

A substitute or second.

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Usage examples "alternate":

  1. There was something weird to her in the alternate spaces of light and shade. - "The Sport of the Gods", Paul Laurence Dunbar.
  2. In this alternate yielding and recoil, this physical and mental struggle, she passed minutes which seemed to her interminable. - "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. Here, also, as in jackets, considerable taste is displayed in the selection of different parts of the deerskin, alternate strips of dark and white being placed up and down the sides and front by way of ornament. - "Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2)", Sir William Edward Parry.