HyperDic: alert

English > 7 senses of the word alert:
ADJECTIVEallalert, watchfulengaged in or accustomed to close observation
allalert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippyquick and energetic
allalert, alive, awakementally perceptive and responsive
VERBcommunicationalert, alarmwarn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
NOUNstatealert, qui vivecondition of heightened watchfulness or preparation / preparation for action
communicationalert, alertinga warning serves to make you more alert to danger
communicationalert, alarm, warning signal, alaruman automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
alert > pronunciation
Soundsahler't
RhymesAlbert ... yogurt: 70 rhymes with ert...
English > alert: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningEngaged in or accustomed to close observation.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymwatchful
Narrowerargus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant, wakefulCarefully observant or attentive
fly(British informal) not to be deceived / deceived or hoodwinked
heads-up, wide-awakefully alert and watchful
lidless, sleeplessAlways watchful
See alsoawakenot in a state of sleep
livelyfull of life and energy
warymarked by keen caution and watchful prudence
Oppositeunalert, unwatchful, unvigilantnot alert to what is potentially dangerous
Spanishalerta
Catalanalerta
Nounsalertcondition of heightened watchfulness or preparation / preparation for action
alertnesslively attentiveness
English > alert: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningQuick and energetic.
Synonymsbrisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy
Broaderenergeticpossessing or exerting or displaying energy
Spanishenérgico, vigoroso, vivaz
Catalanenèrgic, vigorós, vivaç
English > alert: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaningmentally perceptive and responsive.
Examples
  • "an alert mind"
  • "alert to the problems"
Synonymsalive, awake
Broaderaware, cognizant, cognisant(sometimes followed by 'of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
Spanishdespierto
Nounsalertnessthe process of paying close and continuous attention
Adverbsalertlyin mentally perceptive and responsive way
English > alert: 7 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningcondition of heightened watchfulness or preparation / preparation for action.
Example"bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
Synonymqui vive
Narrowerair alertThe condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation
red alertThe highest level of alert when an attack by the enemy / enemy seems imminent (or more generally a state of alert resulting from imminent danger)
strip alertA state of readiness for domestic defense aircraft
Broaderreadiness, preparedness, preparationThe state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
Spanishalerta, qui vive
Catalanalerta
Adjectivesalertengaged in or accustomed to close observation
Verbsalertwarn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
English > alert: 7 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA warning serves to make you more alert to danger.
Synonymalerting
InstancesEmergency Alert System, EASA federal warning system that is activated by FEMA
BroaderwarningA message informing of danger / danger
Spanishalerta
Verbsalertwarn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
English > alert: 7 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger.
Synonymsalarm, warning signal, alarum
Narrowerair alertThe warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy / enemy air attack
burglar alarmA loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm
fire alarmA shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out
foghorn, fogsignalA loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships
hornA noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning
red flagA flag that serves as a warning signal
sirenA warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
tocsin, alarm bellThe sound of an alarm (usually a bell)
torpedoA small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it
Broadersignal, signaling, signAny nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
Spanishadvertencia, alarma, alerta
Catalanalarma, alerta
Verbsalertwarn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
English > alert: 7 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningwarn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"
Synonymalarm
Narrowerwakemake aware / aware of
Broaderwarnnotify of danger / danger, potential harm, or risk
Spanishalarmar, alertar
Catalanalarmar, alertar, avisar
Nounsalerta warning serves to make you more alert to danger
alertan automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
alertcondition of heightened watchfulness or preparation / preparation for action

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