HyperDic: alertness

English > 3 senses of the word alertness:
NOUNcognitionalertness, watchfulness, wakefulness, vigilancethe process of paying close and continuous attention
statealertness, alertinga state of readiness to respond
attributealertness, sharp-sightedness, on the qui vivelively attentiveness
alertness > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > alertness: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe process of paying close and continuous attention.
Synonymswatchfulness, wakefulness, vigilance
Narrowerjealousyzealous vigilance / vigilance
BroaderattentionThe faculty or power of mental concentration
Spanishdesvelo, vigilancia, vigilia
Catalandesvetllament, vigilància
Adjectivesalertmentally perceptive and responsive
English > alertness: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA state of readiness to respond.
BroaderarousalA state of heightened physiological activity
English > alertness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaninglively attentiveness.
Synonymssharp-sightedness, on the qui vive
BroaderattentivenessThe trait of being observant and paying attention
Spanishdiligencia, viveza
Adjectivesalertengaged in or accustomed to close observation

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