alternate

  • 1 alternate — alternate, alternative 1. Both words are adjectives and nouns and come from Latin alternus meaning ‘every second’ and have had closely related meanings over several centuries of usage. Now however, there is a clear distinction which needs to be… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 alternate — al·ter·nate 1 / ȯl tər nət, al / adj 1: occurring or succeeding by turns 2: being an alternative alternate juror alternate 2 n 1 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 ALTERNATE — ist englisch für: Alternative siehe Alternative (Begriffsklärung) alternierend siehe Alternanz der regelmäßige Wechsel zwischen zwei Zuständen Das Unternehmen Alternate Computerversand GmbH. In der Luftfahrt gebräuchliche Bezeichnung für… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 alternate — [adj1] every other alternating, every second, intermittent, periodic, recurrent, recurring, rotating; concept 553 alternate [adj2] substitute alternative, another, backup, different, interchanging, makeshift, second, surrogate, temporary; concept …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 alternate — [ôl′tər nit, al′tər nit; ] for v. [ ôl′tər nāt΄, al′tər nāt΄] adj. [L alternatus, pp. of alternare, to do by turns < alternus, one after the other < alter, other: see ALTER] 1. occurring by turns; succeeding each other; one and then the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 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. [1913 Webster] Rage, shame, and grief alternate in his breast. J. Philips …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Alternate — steht für: ein Unternehmen, siehe Alternate (Unternehmen) in der Luftfahrt gebräuchliche Bezeichnung für Alternate Airport, siehe Ausweichflugplatz Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 alternate — adj *intermittent, recurrent, periodic Analogous words: alternating, rotating (see ROTATE): *reciprocal, corresponding, complementary Antonyms: consecutive Contrasted words: successive, sequent (see CONSECUTIVE) alternate vb * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 alternate — ► VERB 1) occur or do in turn repeatedly. 2) change repeatedly between two contrasting conditions. ► ADJECTIVE 1) every other. 2) (of two things) each following and succeeded by the other in a regular pattern. 3) chiefly N. Amer. another term for …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 alternate — UK US /ˈɒltənət/ noun [C] US ► WORKPLACE a person who does another person s job when they are ill or away: »He was dismissed and replaced with an alternate …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 Alternate — Al*ter nate (?; 277), n. 1. That which alternates with something else; vicissitude. [R.] [1913 Webster] Grateful alternates of substantial. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. A substitute; one designated to take the place of another, if necessary, in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 alternate — al|ter|nate1 [o:lˈtə:nıt US ˈo:ltər , ˈæl ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of alternare to alternate , from alternus alternate , from alter; ALTER] 1.) if something happens on alternate days, weeks… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 alternate — alternates, alternating, alternated (The verb is pronounced [[t]ɔ͟ːltə(r)neɪt[/t]]. The adjective and noun are pronounced [[t]ɔːltɜ͟ː(r)nət[/t]].) 1) V RECIP ERG When you alternate two things, you keep using one then the other. When one thing… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 alternate — al|ter|nate1 [ ɔltər,neıt ] verb 1. ) intransitive if one thing alternates with another, it happens after it and keeps being repeated: alternate with: Wet days alternated with dry ones. a ) if someone or something alternates between two things,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 alternate — I UK [ˈɔːltə(r)neɪt] / US [ˈɔltərˌneɪt] verb Word forms alternate : present tense I/you/we/they alternate he/she/it alternates present participle alternating past tense alternated past participle alternated 1) a) [intransitive] if one thing… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 alternate — 1 adjective (usually before noun) 1 two alternate actions, situations, or states happen one after the other in a repeated pattern: walls painted with alternate strips of yellow and green | alternate rain and sunshine 2 especially AmE used instead …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 alternate — v. 1) (D; intr.) to alternate between (they alternate between supporting us and opposing us) 2) (D; intr.) to alternate in (we alternate in doing the household chores) 3) (d; intr., tr.) to alternate with (sunny weather alternated with rain; the… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 alternate — {{11}}alternate (adj.) 1510s, from L. alternatus one after the other, pp. of alternare to do first one thing then the other; exchange parts, from alternus one after the other, alternate, in turns, reciprocal, from alter the other (see ALTER (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary