Meaning of alternate

Definition of alternate

(adj) every second one of a series; "the cleaning lady comes on alternate Wednesdays"; "jam every other day"- the White Queen
serving or used in place of another; "an alternative plan"
occurring by turns; first one and then the other; "alternating feelings of love and hate"
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"
(noun) someone who takes the place of another person
(verb) go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
be an understudy or alternate for a role
reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

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