Definition of Alert


  • an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
    - warning signal
  • a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
  • condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
    - qui vive


  • 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"


  • mentally perceptive and responsive
    "an alert mind"
    "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"
  • quick and energetic
    "a brisk walk in the park"
    "a lively gait"
    "a merry chase"
    "traveling at a rattling rate"
    "a snappy pace"
    "a spanking breeze"
  • engaged in or accustomed to close observation
    "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"
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Unscramble alert

55 unscramble word found using the letters alert.

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