US: /ˈɔɫtɝˌneɪt/, /ˈɔɫtɝnət/

English Vietnamese dictionary

alternate /ɔ:l'tə:nit/
  • tính từ
    • xen kẽ, xen nhau, luân phiên nhau, thay phiên
      • to serve alternate shifts: làm luân phiên, làm theo ca kíp
      • on days: cứ hai ngày một lần, cứ cách ngày một lần
      • alternate function: (toán học) hàm thay phiên
    • (toán học) so le
      • alternate angle: góc so le
      • alternate exterior (interior) angle: góc so le ngoài (trong)
  • danh từ
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) người thay phiên, người thay thế, người dự khuyết
    • động từ
      • để xen nhau, xen kẽ, xen nhau; luân phiên, lần lượt kế tiếp nhau
        • to alternate between laughter and tears: khóc khóc cười cười

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, verb, noun
    + adjective [usually before noun]
    1 (of two things) happening or following one after the other regularly: alternate layers of fruit and whipped cream + Stretch up 30 times with alternate arms as a warm-up exercise.
    2 if sth happens on alternate days, nights, etc. it happens on one day, etc. but not on the next: John has to work on alternate Sundays. + The ferry service will initially run on alternate days, increasing eventually to daily sailings.
    3 (especially AmE) = ALTERNATIVE
    alternately adverb: He felt alternately hot and cold with anxiety.
    + verb
    1 [VN] ~ A and B
    ~ A with B to make things or people follow one after the other in a repeated pattern: Alternate cubes of meat and slices of red pepper. + Alternate cubes of meat with slices of red pepper. + Her music alternates moments of sudden quiet with moments of dramatic intensity.
    2 [V] ~ (with sth) (of things or people) to follow one after the other in a repeated pattern: alternating dark and pale stripes + Dark stripes alternate with pale ones.
    3 [V] ~ between A and B to keep changing from one thing to another and back again: Her mood alternated between happiness and despair.
    alternation noun [U, C]: the alternation of day and night + Such rapid alternations of mood are a feature of her writing.
    + noun (AmE) a person who does a job for sb who is away

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 rotate, exchange, change, interchange, take turns, go or take, etc. in turn, US change off, interexchange:
    To help out, we could alternate our days off.
    2 succeed, be in succession or rotation:
    The wallpaper had alternating stripes of pink, grey, and maroon.
    3 in rotation, successive; every other, every second:
    The embankment revealed alternate layers of clay and gravel. The nurse visited our district on alternate days.
    4 alternative, second, other:
    The alternate selection contains only milk chocolate.
    5 variant, alternative, (second) choice, US and Canadian substitute, deputy, stand-in, backup, understudy; pinch-hitter, Baseball designated hitter:
    I prefer the alternate to the featured model. My alternate takes over if I am ill.

    Concise English dictionary

    +someone who takes the place of another person
    +go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    +exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
    +be an understudy or alternate for a role
    +reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
    +do something in turns
    +every second one of a series
    +allowing a choice
    +occurring by turns; first one and then the other
    +of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired