What is alternate?

  • (adj): Every second one of a series.
    Example: "The cleaning lady comes on alternate Wednesdays"; "jam every other day"- the White Queen
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on alternate:

All Aboard The Blue Train - Track Listing - Bonus Tracks
... Train of Love" (unissued alternate take) – 238 "Give My Love to Rose"(unissued alternate take) – 254 "Hey, Porter" (unissued alternate take) – 213 "Leave That Junk Alone" (originally unissued on Sun) – 131 ...
Coltrane Plays The Blues - Track Listing - 2000 Reissue Bonus Tracks
... "Blues to Elvin" (alternate take 1) Elvin Jones 1100 9 ... "Blues to Elvin" (alternate take 3) Elvin Jones 559 10 ... "Blues to You" (alternate take 1) John Coltrane 535 11 ...
Townsend Coleman - Select Filmography
... Ninja Turtles - Michaelangelo, Rat King, Krang (1989 Alternate) and Shredder (1993 Alternate) (7 episodes only), Usagi Yojimbo, Rahzar, Screwloose, Splinter (Season 5 Alternate), Burne Thompson (Seas ...
U.S. Route 90 Alternate (Texas)
... Highway 90 Alternate is an alternate route to U.S ... South of Downtown Houston, US 90 Alternate is built to freeway and near-freeway standards along a section of South Main Street ...
In The Presence Of Mine Enemies - Literary Criticism and Significance
... in his work, The World Hitler Never Made, notes that unlike other alternate histories that deal with a Nazi victory, In the Presence of Mine Enemies humanizes the Nazis ... where the trend was to show the Nazis in alternate histories as the "incarnation of evil." Rosenfeld, however, noted that despite Turtledove's reputation as an acclaimed ...

More definitions of "alternate":

  • (verb): Go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions.
    Synonyms: jump
  • (verb): Do something in turns.
    Synonyms: take turns
  • (adj): Occurring by turns; first one and then the other.
    Example: "Alternating feelings of love and hate"
    Synonyms: alternating
  • (adj): Of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired.
    Example: "Stems with alternate leaves"
  • (verb): Be an understudy or alternate for a role.
    Synonyms: understudy
  • (verb): Exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions.

Famous quotes containing the word alternate:

    Germany is a queer country: one can’t regard it dispassionately. I alternate between hating it thoroughly, stick, stock and stone, and yearning over it fit to break my heart. I can’t help feeling it a young and adorable country—adolescent—with the faults of adolescence.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    It might become a wheel spoked red and white
    In alternate stripes converging at a point
    Of flame on the line, with a second wheel below,
    Just rising, accompanying, arranged to cross,
    Through weltering illuminations, humps
    Of billows, downward, toward the drift-fire shore.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Strange, that some of us, with quick alternate vision, see beyond our infatuations, and even while we rave on the heights, behold the wide plain where our persistent self pauses and awaits us.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)