Definitions For Alternative


  • One of a number of things from which only one can be chosen


  • Necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
  • Pertaining to unconventional choices
  • Serving or used in place of another


  • Something that can be chosen instead of something else : a choice or option

Is Alternative 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

Words with Friends

The word Alternative is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 17 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Alternative in a Sentence

  • Scientists are developing an alternative approach to treating the disease.
  • He developed an alternative design for the new engine.
  • We decided to leave since our only other alternative was to wait in the rain.
  • I was offered no alternative.
  • The menu offered several vegetarian alternatives.

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