Difference between Alternate and Jump

What is the difference between Alternate and Jump?

Alternate as a noun is that which alternates with something else; vicissitude. while Jump as a noun is an instance of propelling oneself into the air.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence, reciprocal. Designating the members in a series, which regularly intervene between the members of another series, as the odd or even numbers of the numerals; every other; every second. Other or alternative. Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence. --Gray.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: That which alternates with something else; vicissitude. A substitute; an alternative; one designated to take the place of another, if necessary, in performing some duty. A proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the means. A replacement of equal or greater value or function. Figures or tinctures that succeed each other by turns.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by turns; to interchange regularly. To happen, succeed, or act by turns; to follow reciprocally in place or time;—followed by with. To vary by turns.

Example sentence: I don't believe in ghosts, but I believe in aliens and alternate dimensions.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.To attack suddenly and violently.To force to jump.

Part of speech: adverb

Definition: exactly; precisely

Part of speech: noun

Definition: An instance of propelling oneself into the air.An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.A jumping move in a board game.An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.An early start or an advantage.A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity.

Example sentence: When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

We hope you now know whether to use Alternate or Jump in your sentence.

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