(of two things) happening by turns
instead of another; alternative
(cause to) follow by turns
"the cleaning lady comes on alternate Wednesdays"
"jam every other day"
"an alternative plan"
"alternating feelings of love and hate"
"stems with alternate leaves"
"We take turns on the night shift"
A wheel spoked red and white In alternate stripes.
出自： W. Stevens
The family's alternate feasts and famine whenever his father got work or was laid off.
出自： A. Lurie
Who in their course Melodious Hymns about the sovran Throne Alternate all night long.
She alternated between laughter and tears.
Wet days alternates with fine days.
下雨天和晴天相间而来。 alternate sth with sth
He alternates joy with grief.
John alternates hard work with laziness.
I am only taking two dresses on holiday, so I will have to alternate the green dress with the blue one.
There are two computers, you can alternate this one with that one.
We must alternate work with rest.