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An alternative.
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  1. An alternative.
  2. A person standing by to take the place of another if necessary; substitute
  3. Arranged regularly between other parts, as stamens between petals on a flower.
A member of the armed forces available for assignment to fill a vacancy or complete a quota; reinforcement
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  1. A member of the armed forces available for assignment to fill a vacancy or complete a quota; reinforcement
  2. (Geol.) The process of very gradual solution and simultaneous deposition by which one kind of mineral is substituted for another
  3. A replacing or being replaced
A person who serves as a substitute for a film or television actor or actress as while lights and cameras are being adjusted
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  1. A person who serves as a substitute for a film or television actor or actress as while lights and cameras are being adjusted
  2. A person of similar size and shape to an actor that "stands-in" for the actor during the lengthy process of setting up a shot, who, unlike a double, does not appear in the film.
  3. A substitute
(Gram.) Any word or word group, as a pronoun, the verb to do, etc., used in place of another word or words (Ex.: did for shouted in “she shouted, and he did, too”)
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  1. (Gram.) Any word or word group, as a pronoun, the verb to do, etc., used in place of another word or words (Ex.: did for shouted in “she shouted, and he did, too”)
A surrogate mother.
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  1. A surrogate mother.
  2. (Psychiatry) A substitute figure, esp. a person of some authority, who replaces a father or mother in one's feelings
  3. A person appointed in place of another, especially a judicial officer who administers things concerning incompetents or decedents, and in certain instances, adoptions; any stand-in. A person appointed in place of another, especially a judicial officer who administers things concerning incompetents or decedents, and in certain instances, adoptions; any stand-in.
A temporary replacement for another
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  1. A temporary replacement for another
  2. One that serves as a substitute for another.
  3. A person or thing that fills a vacancy or gap, often temporarily
Alternative spelling of pinch hitter.
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  1. Alternative spelling of pinch hitter.
  2. (Cricket) An aggressive batsman brought on to score runs quickly, even at the risk of losing his wicket.
  3. (Colloquial) An individual who substitutes for another to perform one or more tasks.
(Now Rare) To take the place of
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  1. (Now Rare) To take the place of
  2. To put or use in place of another
  3. (Chem.) To replace as a substituent
To have as a necessary or desirable feature:
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  1. To have as a necessary or desirable feature:
  2. To make available for use; provide:
  3. To fill sufficiently; satisfy:
To act as a substitute in an emergency (for)
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  1. To act as a substitute in an emergency (for)
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To do something in the place of another person who is not able to perform or is less skilled; to substitute or stand in for somebody.
Find another word for sub. In this page you can discover 14 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sub, like: alternate, replacement, stand-in, substitute, surrogate, fill-in, pinch hitter, fill-in, stand-in, substitute and supply.