adj. 25B6; verb
rows of trees alternate with dense shrub : BE INTERSPERSED, occur in turn/rotation, rotate, follow one another; take turns, take it in turns, work/act in sequence.
we could alternate the groups so that no one felt they had been left out : GIVE TURNS TO, take in turn, rotate, take in rotation; swap, exchange, interchange.
she attended on alternate days : EVERY OTHER, every second.
place the leeks and noodles in alternate layers : ALTERNATING, interchanging, following in sequence, sequential, occurring in turns.
(N. Amer.) an alternate plan. : See alternative adjective sense 1.