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.

  2. alertnoun

    A notification of higher importance than an advisory.

  3. alertverb

    To give warning to.

  4. alertadjective

    Attentive; awake; on-guard.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ALERTadjective

    Etymology: alerte, Fr. perhaps from alacris, but probably from à l'art, according to art or rule.

    I saw an alert young fellow, that cocked his hat upon a friend of his, and accosted him after the following manner: Well, Jack, the old prig is dead at last. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 403.

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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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for alert »

  1. alter

  2. artel

  3. later

  4. ratel

  5. taler

  6. telar

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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. Alaska President Barack Obama:

    There are other threats to this environment that we’ve always got to be alert to.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    Life is all about unfolding of the genes, spilling off of the beans, mistakes of the teens, madness for the leans v/s goodness of the greens, living within and beyond means . Through all this chaos if you remain alert, aware, the master from inside will arise and you shall MickeyMize.

  3. William Haseltine:

    It means that we have to be on the alert for constant change, this virus is going to respond to whatever we do to control it. We make a drug, it is going to resist it. We make a vaccine, it is going to try to get around it. We stay at home, it is going to figure out how to hang around longer.

  4. John Williams:

    I am starting to see signs of imbalances emerge in the form of high asset prices, especially in real estate, and that trips the alert system, one lesson I have taken from past episodes is that once the imbalances have grown large, the options to deal with them are limited.

  5. Taufik Kelana:

    In our belief, it is God who decides when we will die, but we will stay alert, like wearing a mask.

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