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  Definition of alert
  1. an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
  2. a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
  3. condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
  4. 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"
  5. very attentive or observant; "an alert and responsive baby is a joy"; "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"
  6. (usually followed by `to'') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; "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. not unconscious; especially having become conscious; "the patient is now awake and alert"
  8. mentally responsive; "an alert mind"
Similar Words: alarm, warning signal, alarum, alerting, qui vive, alive(p), awake(p)

 

See Also: awake(p), lively, wary

 

Hyponyms: torpedo, air alert, burglar alarm, fire alarm, foghorn, fogsignal, horn, red flag, siren, tocsin, alarm bell, Emergency Alert System, EAS, red alert, strip alert, wake

 

Derivational Morphology: alarm, qui vive, warning signal, alarum, alerting, dismay, consternation

 

Anagrams: ratel, alter, later

 

 
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