AskDefine | Define alert

Dictionary Definition

alert adj
1 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" [ant: unalert]
2 mentally responsive; "an alert mind"
3 not unconscious; especially having become conscious; "the patient is now awake and alert" [syn: awake(p)]
4 (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" [syn: alive(p), awake(p)]

Noun

1 condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis" [syn: qui vive]
2 a warning serves to make you more alert to danger [syn: alerting]
3 an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger [syn: alarm, warning signal, alarum] v : 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" [syn: alarm]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Attentive; awake; on-guard.

Translations

attentive
  • Finnish: virkeä, pirteä
  • Japanese: 機敏な (kibin na)
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: وریا
  • Maltese: attent, attenta
  • Norwegian: oppmerksom, våken
  • Portuguese: alerta

Noun

  1. An alarm.
  2. A notification.

Translations

an alarm
  • Norwegian: alarm
a notification
  • Norwegian: advarsel, varsel

Verb

  1. To give warning to.

Translations

to give warning to
  • Norwegian: varsle

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

alert (alerter, meest alert)
  1. on one's guard

Extensive Definition

Alert may refer to:
alert in German: Alert
alert in French: Alerte
alert in Dutch: Alert

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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