English dictionary definition of:



  • someone who takes the place of another person


  • do something in turns
  • go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
  • reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  • be an understudy or alternate for a role
  • exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions


  • occurring by turns; first one and then the other
  • every second one of a series
  • of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired
  • serving or used in place of another


alternating alternative flip flip-flop interchange jump replacement substitute surrogate switch tack understudy

Scrabble score for alternate

Scrabble score = 9

Please note that scrabble only allows seven tiles to be placed at once.

generated at 21:16:49 on 18-11-19

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