from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that serves as a substitute for another.
  • noun A short informative summary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A temporary replacement for another

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)


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