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Definitions of substitute

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. act as a substitute for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "coffee substitute" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; "a utility infielder" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. be a substitute; "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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 Newage Dictionary DB
  13. a person who enlists for military service in the place of a conscript or drafted man. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To put in the place of another person or thing; to exchange. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. One who, or that which, is put in the place of another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To put in the place of someone or something else; exchange. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To put in place of another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. One who or that which is put in place of another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Person or thing put in the place of another. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To put in place of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To put in the place of another; replace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. One who or that which takes the place of another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Substitution. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A person or thing put in the place of another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To put in the place of another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. One put to occupy the place or position of another; one who acts for another; a deputy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. To put in the place of another; to change; to exchange. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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  29. sub'sti-t[=u]t, v.t. to put in place of another.--n. one who, or that which, is put in place of another.--adj. put instead of another.--n. SUBSTIT[=U]'TION, act of substituting or putting in place of another: (Shak.) the office of a substitute: the use of one word for another, syllepsis: (alg.) the replacing one quantity by another which is equal to it but differently expressed: (chem.) the replacement of one or more equivalents of a body by a like number of equivalents of another.--adjs. SUBSTIT[=U]'TIONAL, SUBSTIT[=U]'TIONARY.--adv. SUBSTIT[=U]'TIONALLY.--adj. SUB'STIT[=U]TIVE. [L. substitu[)e]re, -[=u]tum--sub, under, statu[)e]re, to set.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. Person or thing performing some function instead of another. (Vb) make (person or thing) fill a place or discharge a function for or for another; put in exchange (for); so substitution n., substitutional, substitutionary, substitutive, aa., substitutionally adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. n. One who or that which is substituted or put in the place of another ;-in law, one delegated to act for another ;-in the militia, one engaging to serve in room of another. Cabinet Dictionary

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