- An alternative approach, way, source, etc. is not the usual one.
- Do you have some alternative transportation in case the car breaks down.
- They're not really a pop band. They're more alternative than that.
- I recommend an alternative lifestyle.
- (countable) An alternative is something else that you can choose.
- We only have two alternatives: stay here or go back.
- St Mungo's shelter for the homeless offers a new alternative to sleeping on the streets.