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alternate

```  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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