alert, qui vive(noun)
condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
"bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum(adj)
an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
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"
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"
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"
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"
A notification of higher importance than an advisory.
To give warning to.
Attentive; awake; on-guard.
Origin: From alerte, from the phrase à l'erte, from all'erta, from erta.
watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance
brisk; nimble; moving with celerity
an alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound to give warning
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al-ėrt′, adj. watchful: brisk.—n. a sudden attack or surprise.—adv. Alert′ly.—n. Alert′ness.—Upon the alert, upon the watch. [Fr.—It. all' erta, on the erect—erto, L. erectus, erect.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'alert' in Verbs Frequency: #1006
The numerical value of alert in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of alert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Spend everyday casual, but industrious Every moment alert, but relaxed.
It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
When we truly care for ourselves, it becomes possible to care far more profoundly about other people. The more alert and sensitive we are to our own needs, the more loving and generaous we can be toward others.
Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.
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Translations for alert
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- тревога, внимателен, бдителенBulgarian
- alerta, alertar, vigilantCatalan, Valencian
- poplach, výstraha, upozorněníCzech
- aufmerksam, Alarm, verständigen, wachsamGerman
- vigla, mallacaEsperanto
- alarma, alerto, alerta, alertar, vigilanteSpanish
- pirteä, virkeäFinnish
- alerte, alarmeFrench
- gradScottish Gaelic
- արթուն, զգոն, զգաստArmenian
- allarme, allertaItalian
- 警戒, 機敏, 警報, 警告Japanese
- aläertLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- matawhiuwhiu, ohitu, mataara, tauwhiro, matatū, ohiti, hiwaMāori
- attent, attentaMaltese
- oppmerksom, varsel, våken, varsle, alarm, advarselNorwegian
- бдительный, сигнализация, предупреждение, внимательный, тревога, оповещение, настороженный, сообщениеRussian
- vaken, larm, alertSwedish
- chonjo, tahadhariSwahili
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