Meaning of 'alert'

Find the meaning of the word ‘alert’

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Meaning of ‘alert’

7 definitions found.



engaged in or accustomed to close observation

Example: "caught by a couple of alert cops"

Synonyms: watchful


mentally perceptive and responsive

Example: "an alert mind"

Synonyms: alive awake


quick and energetic

Synonyms: rattling


an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

Synonyms: alarm warning signal alarum


a warning serves to make you more alert to danger

Synonyms: alerting


condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

Example: "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"

Synonyms: qui vive


to warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

Example: "I alerted them of the impending storm."

Synonyms: alarm

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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