Definitions for qui viveki ˈviv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alert, qui vive(noun)

    condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

    "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"

Wiktionary

  1. qui vive(Noun)

    a state of heightened vigilance, especially prior to battle

  2. Origin: who lives? - a sentry's challenge

Webster Dictionary

  1. Qui vive

    the challenge of a French sentinel, or patrol; -- used like the English challenge: "Who comes there?"

  2. Origin: [F., fr. qui who + vive, pres. subj. of vivre to live.]

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