English dictionary definition of:



  • a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
  • someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  • an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced


  • put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
  • be a substitute
  • act as a substitute


  • artificial and inferior
  • serving or used in place of another
  • capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team


alternate alternative backup deputise British English spelling deputize American English spelling ersatz exchange fill-in interchange relief reliever replace replacement reserve second-stringer stand-in sub utility

Scrabble score for substitute

Scrabble score = 12

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

generated at 18:55:33 on 18-01-20

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