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Meaning of SUBSTITUTE

Pronunciation:  'substi`toot

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
  2. [n]  someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
  3. [n]  an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out
  4. [v]  put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"
  5. [v]  be a substitute
  6. [v]  act as a substitute for
 

SUBSTITUTE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: backup, backup man, deputise, deputize, fill in, fill-in, relief, reliever, replace, replacement, reserve, stand in, stand in, stand-in, step in, sub
 
 See Also: alternate, athlete, bench, bench warmer, change, compeer, cover, double, equal, equivalent, exchange, interchange, jock, locum, locum tenens, match, peer, pinch hitter, reduce, replace, replacement, retool, shift, stunt man, stunt woman, subrogate, succedaneum, successor, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, surrogate, truncate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sub"stit"ute\, n. [L. substitutus, p. p. of
    substituere to put under, put in the place of; sub under +
    statuere to put, place: cf. F. substitut. See {Statute}.]
    One who, or that which, is substituted or put in the place of
    another; one who acts for another; that which stands in lieu
    of something else; specifically (Mil.), a person who enlists
    for military service in the place of a conscript or drafted
    man.
    
    
    
       Hast thou not made me here thy substitute?  --Milton.
    
       Ladies [in Shakespeare's age] . . . wore masks as the sole
       substitute known to our ancestors for the modern parasol.
                                                   --De Quincey.
    
    
  2. \Sub"stit"ute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Substituted}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Substituting}.] [See {Substitute}, n.]
    To put in the place of another person or thing; to exchange.
    
          Some few verses are inserted or substituted in the room
          of others.                               --Congreve.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(SUB) ascii character 26.

 

 

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