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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alternate  \Al*ter"nate\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  alternatus  p.  p.  of 
  alternate,  fr  alternus  See  {Altern},  {Alter}.] 
  1.  Being  or  succeeding  by  turns;  one  following  the  other  in 
  succession  of  time  or  place  by  turns  first  one  and  then 
  the  other  hence  reciprocal. 
 
  And  bid  alternate  passions  fall  and  rise.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Designating  the  members  in  a  series,  which  regularly 
  intervene  between  the  members  of  another  series,  as  the 
  odd  or  even  numbers  of  the  numerals;  every  other  every 
  second  as  the  alternate  members  1,  3,  5,  7,  etc.;  read 
  every  alternate  line 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Distributed,  as  leaves,  singly  at  different  heights 
  of  the  stem,  and  at  equal  intervals  as  respects  angular 
  divergence.  --Gray. 
 
  {Alternate  alligation}.  See  {Alligation}. 
 
  {Alternate  angles}  (Geom.),  the  internal  and  angles  made  by 
  two  lines  with  a  third  on  opposite  sides  of  it  It  the 
  parallels  AB  CD  are  cut  by  the  line  EF  the  angles  AGH, 
  GHD,  as  also  the  angles  BGH  and  GHC,  are  called  alternate 
  angles. 
 
  {Alternate  generation}.  (Biol.)  See  under  {Generation}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alternate  \Al*ter"nate\  (?;  277),  n. 
  1.  That  which  alternates  with  something  else;  vicissitude. 
  [R.] 
 
  Grateful  alternates  of  substantial.  --Prior. 
 
  2.  A  substitute;  one  designated  to  take  the  place  of  another, 
  if  necessary,  in  performing  some  duty. 
 
  3.  (Math.)  A  proportion  derived  from  another  proportion  by 
  interchanging  the  means 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alternate  \Al"ter*nate\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Alternated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Alternating}.]  [L.  alternatus 
  p.  p.  of  alternare  See  {Altern}.] 
  To  perform  by  turns,  or  in  succession;  to  cause  to  succeed  by 
  turns;  to  interchange  regularly. 
 
  The  most  high  God,  in  all  things  appertaining  unto  this 
  life,  for  sundry  wise  ends  alternates  the  disposition 
  of  good  and  evil.  --Grew. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alternate  \Al"ter*nate\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  happen,  succeed,  or  act  by  turns;  to  follow 
  reciprocally  in  place  or  time;  --  followed  by  with  as 
  the  flood  and  ebb  tides  alternate  with  each  other 
 
  Rage,  shame,  and  grief  alternate  in  his  breast.  --J. 
  Philips. 
 
  Different  species  alternating  with  each  other 
  --Kirwan. 
 
  2.  To  vary  by  turns;  as  the  land  alternates  between  rocky 
  hills  and  sandy  plains. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alternate 
  adj  1:  every  second  one  of  a  series;  "the  cleaning  lady  comes  on 
  alternate  Wednesdays";  "jam  every  other  day"-  the 
  White  Queen  [syn:  {alternate(a)},  {every  other(a)}] 
  2:  allowing  a  choice;  "an  alternative  plan"  [syn:  {alternative}] 
  3:  occurring  by  turns;  first  one  and  then  the  other 
  "alternating  feelings  of  love  and  hate"  [syn:  {alternate(a)}, 
  {alternating(a)}] 
  4:  (botany)  of  leaves  and  branches  etc  first  on  one  side  and 
  then  on  the  other  in  two  ranks  along  an  axis;  not  paired; 
  "stems  with  alternate  leaves"  [ant:  {opposite}] 
  n  :  someone  who  takes  the  place  of  another  person  [syn:  {surrogate}, 
  {replacement}] 
  v  1:  go  back  and  forth;  swing  back  and  forth  between  two  states 
  or  conditions  [syn:  {jump}] 
  2:  exchange  people  temporarily  to  fulfill  certain  jobs  and 
  functions 
  3:  be  an  understudy  or  alternate  for  a  role  [syn:  {understudy}] 
  4:  reverse,  as  of  direction  or  attitude  [syn:  {interchange},  {switch}, 
  {flip},  {flip-flop}] 
  5:  do  something  in  turns;  "We  take  turns  on  the  night  shift" 
  [syn:  {take  turns}] 




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