What does alert mean?

Definitions for alert
əˈlɜrtalert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alert, qui vivenoun

    condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

    "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"

  2. alert, alertingnoun

    a warning serves to make you more alert to danger

  3. alarm, alert, warning signal, alarumadjective

    an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

  4. alert, watchfuladjective

    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, zippyadjective

    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, alertverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. alertnoun

    An alarm.

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

  2. alertnoun

    A notification of higher importance than an advisory.

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

  3. alertverb

    To give warning to.

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

  4. alertadjective

    Attentive; awake; on-guard.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alertadjective

    watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance

  2. Alertadjective

    brisk; nimble; moving with celerity

  3. Alertnoun

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alert

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. alert

    On the look-out, and ready for any sudden duty. Nearly synonymous with alarm. Alerto--called frequently by Spanish sentinels.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. alert

    Watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance; upon the watch; guarding against surprise or danger.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for alert »

  1. ratel

  2. artel

  3. later

  4. taler

  5. alter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alert in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of alert in a Sentence

  1. Dennis Feltgen:

    Tropical Weather Outlooks provide a notice alert that The National Hurricane Center is monitoring one or more disturbances that have the potential( low, medium high) for tropical cyclone development during the next 48 hours and five days.

  2. Louise Hartley:

    We have a deployment in Antarctica to monitor penguins, so we're getting images back daily to look at the penguin behavior and also look at environmental change in that area, we're also using it for anti-poaching purposes to improve security within protected areas. So an alert, an image, would be sent to an operations room and then rangers can then react accordingly to that alert.

  3. Shelley Pasnik:

    Even though there are no commercials disrupting the narrative, you may not be as alert to the fact that your son or daughter is developing a great affinity for a character, and then it's pretty bonkers when it comes to shopping.

  4. Lorie Schmetterling:

    You hear all these terrible things about how it is going to be and then you get here and it seems fine, then this happens and you feel it, you go on high alert again.

  5. Muriel Spark:

    One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must live it to the full.

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