What does alert mean?

Definitions for alert
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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"

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. alert(Noun)

    An alarm.

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

  2. alert(Noun)

    A notification of higher importance than an advisory.

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

  3. alert(Verb)

    To give warning to.

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

  4. alert(Adjective)

    Attentive; awake; on-guard.

    Etymology: 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

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.

British National Corpus

  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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How to say alert in sign language?

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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. Andre Colling:

    While these states may be on alert, their counter-terrorism capability is below par, a committed assault against what is supposed to be a well-secured high-value target can be achieved fairly simply. States in the region simply don't have the resources to deal with this threat and we should expect more.

  2. Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying:

    We must stay alert, we also ask political figures with close ties to the leaders of the student movement to advise them against putting forward such fallacies.

  3. Mary Flannery:

    We needed the foam because we got the alert from the pilots that the flight was being diverted since the engine was on fire.

  4. Boris Johnson:

    If the data goes the wrong way, if the alert level begins to rise, we will have no hesitation in putting on the brakes and delaying or reintroducing measures locally, regionally, or nationally, if everyone stays alert and follows the rules, we can control the virus, keep the rate of infection down and keep the number of infections down.

  5. Luke Nuttall:

    With every alert comes a finger prick. We confirm it, too.

Images & Illustrations of alert

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