Substitute is defined as a person or thing acting in place of something else.(noun)
An example of a substitute is a shirt offered at a store when the original shirt listed in a sale flyer has sold out.
Substitute means to use something instead of the originally needed item or to have a person do something for another.(verb)
The definition of substitute is someone or something used in place of another person or thing.(adjective)
An example of substitute used as an adjective is a substitute teacher who comes in when a teacher is sick.
See substitute in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L substitutus, pp. of substituere, to put instead of < sub-, under + statuere, to put, place: see statue
See substitute in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French substitut
Origin: , from Latin substitūtus
Origin: , past participle of substituere, to substitute
Origin: : sub-, in place of; see sub-
Origin: + statuere, to cause to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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