Associations to the word «Alert»

Pictures for the word «Alert»

Wiktionary

ALERT, adjective. Attentive; awake; on guard.
ALERT, adjective. (obsolete) Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
ALERT, noun. An alarm.
ALERT, noun. A notification of higher importance than an advisory.
ALERT, verb. To give warning to.
ALERT, proper noun. The northernmost inhabited place in Nunavut, Canada
ALERT FIVE, adjective. (military) (slang) On an aircraft carrier, fighters and crew are on guard, standing by in the aircraft, strapped in and ready to be launched in five minutes or less.

Dictionary definition

ALERT, noun. Condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis".
ALERT, noun. A warning serves to make you more alert to danger.
ALERT, noun. An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger.
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".
ALERT, adjective. 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".
ALERT, adjective. 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".
ALERT, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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