Definitions for alertəˈlɜrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•lertəˈlɜrt(adj.; n.; v.)a•lert•ed, a•lert•ing.

  1. (adj.)fully aware and attentive; wide-awake.

  2. quick to understand or respond; perceptive; acute.

  3. watchful and ready to act; vigilant.

  4. (n.)a warning of an impending military attack, a storm, etc.

  5. the period such a warning or alarm is in effect.

  6. a state of vigilance or readiness, as before an expected attack.

  7. (v.t.)to warn to prepare for an attack.

  8. to warn of an impending raid, storm, etc.

  9. to cause to be on guard; warn:

    to alert gardeners to the dangers of some pesticides.

Idioms for alert:

  1. on the alert, ready, as for danger; vigilant.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of alert:

1590–1600; < It all'erta=all(a) to, on the +erta lookout


Princeton's WordNet

  1. alert, qui vive(noun)

    condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

    "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"

  2. alert, alerting(noun)

    a warning serves to make you more alert to danger

  3. alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum(adj)

    an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

  4. alert, watchful(adj)

    engaged in or accustomed to close observation

    "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"

  5. alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy(adj)

    quick and energetic

    "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"

  6. alert, alive(p), awake(p)(verb)

    mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"

    "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"

  7. alarm, alert(verb)

    warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

    "The empty house alarmed him"; "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. alert(adjective)əˈlɜrt

    aware and ready; = vigilant

    Police are alert to the security problem.

  2. alertəˈlɜrt

    able to think clearly

    too tired to stay alert at work; still very alert at age 93

  3. alert(noun)əˈlɜrt

    a signal that warns of danger

    a security alert at the bus station

  4. alertəˈlɜrt

    prepared for danger

    Internet users on the alert for fraud

  5. alert(verb)əˈlɜrt

    to warn about a danger or problem

    Employees alerted management to the problem.


  1. alert(Noun)

    An alarm.

  2. alert(Noun)

    A notification of higher importance than an advisory.

  3. alert(Verb)

    To give warning to.

  4. alert(Adjective)

    Attentive; awake; on-guard.

  5. Origin: From alerte, from the phrase à l'erte, from all'erta, from erta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alert(adj)

    watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance

  2. Alert(adj)

    brisk; nimble; moving with celerity

  3. Alert(noun)

    an alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound to give warning


  1. Alert

    Alert is an unincorporated community in southern Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio, in the United States. It is located about ten miles southwest of Hamilton on Howards Creek, a tributary of the Great Miami River in section 28 of R1ET3N of the Congress Lands. It is three miles west of Shandon and two miles south of Okeana.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alert' in Verbs Frequency: #1006

Anagrams of alert

  1. ratel

  2. artel

  3. later

  4. taler

  5. alter

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary



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