Definition of alternate
(Entry 1 of 3)
1 : occurring or succeeding by turns a day of alternate sunshine and rain
2a : arranged first on one side and then on the other at different levels or points along an axial line a plant with alternate leaves — compare opposite entry 1
b : arranged one above or alongside the other alternate layers of brick and stone
3 : every other : every second He works on alternate days.
4 : constituting an alternative took the alternate route home
5 : alternative sense 2 did not approve of their son's alternate lifestyle
Definition of alternate (Entry 2 of 3)
1 : to perform by turns or in succession alternated comedies and dramas
2 : to cause to alternate
: to change from one to another repeatedly Rain alternated with sun.
Definition of alternate (Entry 3 of 3)
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