What is substitute?

  • (adj): Being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team.
    Synonyms: second-string
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on substitute:

Luke Freeman - International Career
... against Germany U16, followed by a 1–0 defeat to USA, with Freeman coming on as a second-half substitute in both games ... place play-off, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 6–1 defeat against Denmark ... He made a late substitute appearance in the final group match, a 2–0 victory against Hungary, meaning England had secured a place in the final tournament ...

More definitions of "substitute":

  • (verb): Be a substitute.
    Example: "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"
    Synonyms: sub, stand in, fill in
  • (adj): Artificial and inferior.
    Example: "Substitute coffee"
    Synonyms: ersatz
  • (verb): Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items.
    Example: "Substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"
    Synonyms: replace
  • (noun): An athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out.
    Synonyms: reserve
  • (adj): Capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team.
    Synonyms: utility
  • (noun): A person or thing that takes or can take the place of another.
    Synonyms: replacement

Famous quotes containing the word substitute:

    Generally there is no consistent evidence of significant differences in school achievement between children of working and nonworking mothers, but differences that do appear are often related to maternal satisfaction with her chosen role, and the quality of substitute care.
    Ruth E. Zambrana, U.S. researcher, M. Hurst, and R.L. Hite. “The Working Mother in Contemporary Perspectives: A Review of Literature,” Pediatrics (December 1979)

    For poetry was all written before time was, and whenever we are so finely organized that we can penetrate into that region where the air is music, we hear those primal warblings, and attempt to write them down, but we lose ever and anon a word, a verse, and substitute something of our own, and thus miswrite the poem.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Indifference is an excellent substitute for patience.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)