Definitions For Alternate

noun

  • Someone who takes the place of another person
  • Someone who is chosen to take another person's place if that person is not able to be present or to do a required job

verb

  • Do something in turns
  • Go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
  • Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  • Be an understudy or alternate for a role
  • Exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
  • To place or do (different things) so that one follows the other in a repeated series

adjective

  • Occurring by turns; first one and then the other
  • Every second one of a series
  • Serving or used in place of another

adjective

  • Of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired

Is Alternate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
9
Words with Friends
11

The word Alternate is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Alternate in a Sentence

  • Alternate shades of wood formed a pattern around the window.
  • We took an alternate route because of the traffic.
  • Due to an emergency, the plane landed at an alternate airport.
  • The poem alternates fear and hope.
  • The light and dark woods alternate to form an elegant pattern around the window.
  • The town has elected five councilors and two alternates.

Synonyms for Alternate

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