Definitions for qui viveki ˈviv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

qui viveki ˈviv

  1. (italics) French. who goes there?

    Category: Foreign Term

  2. (n.)on the qui vive,on the alert; watchful.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of qui vive:

1720–30; < F

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?"

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