What does alert mean?

Definitions for alert
əˈlɜrtalert

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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

How to pronounce alert?

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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. Tom Super:

    We've been on heightened alert with our biosecurity measures, i don't see that changing anytime soon.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Informing the American people is an important form of deterrence. If Donald Trump know what's happening, Donald Trump're more alert to it.

  3. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez:

    Read MoreOfficers arrest possible serial's possible he was casing the neighborhood in search of his next victim, so thanks to the alert work of that citizen and swift action, we were able to get involved.

  4. Chika Onuegbu:

    There is high alert around various installation around the Niger Delta due to recent attacks, those evacuated are where their platforms have been attacked but others are working.

  5. Charles W. Tobey:

    A democratic government is only as strong as the alert conscience of its people.

Images & Illustrations of alert

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