Crossword clues for alert
- At the ready
- Red flag, e.g.
- It may be red
- Yellow flag
- Whistle, maybe
- Word often preceded by a color
- Not nodding
- Not out of it
- Like good guards
- It's high when it's red
- Bit of Weather Channel news
- Having pricked ears
- All-points bulletin, e.g.
- Like prairie dogs, notably
- Fully attentive
- On the lookout
- Red flag, maybe
- Like a good lookout
- News ___
- A serious one might be red
- Fully caffeinated, say
- Pop-up, sometimes
- Incoming text ding, e.g.
- See 42-Down
- Sound of an incoming text, e.g.
- It can be red or amber
- Ding or buzz, maybe
- Condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
- An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
- Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
- Highly vigilant
- On one's toes
- Storm posting
- With ears pricked
- On the qui vive
- Tip off
- Red ___
- Tornado siren, e.g.
- Heads up
- Red flag
- Like a good guard
- Ready for anything
- On the ball
- Yellow ___
- Notify of danger
- Ready to react, perhaps
- "Heads up!," e.g.
- With it
- Like Argus
- Whistle, for one
- *Siren ... danger ... perked up
- Red light
- Ready to jump, perhaps
- "Look out below!," e.g.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Alert \A*lert"\, n. (Mil.)
An alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack;
also, a bugle sound to give warning. ``We have had an
On the alert, on the lookout or watch against attack or danger; ready to act.
Alert \A*lert"\ ([.a]*l[~e]rt"), a. [F. alerte, earlier [`a] l'erte on the watch, fr. It. all' erta on the watch, prop. (standing) on a height, where one can look around; erta a declivity, steep, erto steep, p. p. of ergere, erigere, to erect, raise, L. erigere. See Erect.]
Watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance.
Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
An alert young fellow.
Syn: Active; agile; lively; quick; prompt.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"on the watch," 1590s, from French alerte "vigilant" (17c.), from phrase à l'erte "on the watch," from Italian all'erta "to the height," from erta "lookout, high tower," noun use of fem. of erto, past participle of ergere "raise up," from Latin erigere "raise" (see erect). The adjective is attested from 1610s, the noun from 1803, and the verb from 1868. Related: Alerted; alerting.
1 attentive; awake; on guard. 2 (context obsolete English) Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity. n. 1 An alarm. 2 A notification of higher importance than an advisory. v
To give warning to.
adj. 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]
mentally responsive; "an alert mind"
not unconscious; especially having become conscious; "the patient is now awake and alert" [syn: awake(p)]
(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)]
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]
To be alert is to be in a state of alertness.
Alert or '''ALERT ''' may also refer to:
ALERT is a medical facility on the edge of Addis Ababa, specializing in Hansen’s disease, also known as “ leprosy”. It was originally the All Africa Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training Center (hence the acronym), but the official name is now expanded to include tuberculosis: All Africa Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Rehabilitation Training Centre.
ALERT’s activities focus on its hospital, rehabilitation of leprosy patients, training programs for leprosy personnel from around the world, and leprosy control (administration of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health’s regional leprosy control program). From the beginning, ALERT provided leprosy training for medical students from Addis Ababa University. Also at ALERT is the Armauer Hansen Research Institute, founded in 1970, specializing in leprosy research. There is currently a 240-bed teaching hospital, which includes dermatology, ophthalmology, and surgery departments, also an orthopedic workshop, and a rehabilitation program.
ALERT is the continuation and expansion of the leprosy hospital originally built by Dr. Thomas Lambie in 1922, which was later named the Princess Zänäbä Wärq Hospital. A memorandum to found ALERT was signed Dec. 11, 1965 by representatives of the Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa University, the International Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, The Leprosy Mission, and Dr. Eugene Kellersberger of the American Leprosy Mission, who had had the vision for establishing such a multifaceted center and had been the main promoter of the project.
Alert was an English motorcycle manufactured by Smith & Molesworth at Coventry between 1903 and 1906. The bikes were powered by 2.35, 2.75 and 3.25 bhp Sarolea engines.
Alert is an energy caffeine gum produced by the Wrigley's company that entered the U.S. market in April 2013.
Usage examples of "alert".
Alert status would remain in effect until Abies was confirmed airborne.
He floated to his feet and faced his first challenge, a simple detection spell that would alert the caster if anyone, in any form, crossed the adamantine bridge.
Ulysses someone approached and he came alert, the sadness wafting away like alder down blown by the wind.
In fact, the absence of mammal-like creatures combined with the presence of angiosperms should have alerted the original colonists that something was wrong.
I switched from adequately well off to poor and back, staying in small apartments or back rooms but never in shelters, because the government goons running them might happen to be alert enough to notice me.
In an ecstasy of joy she began to embrace me again, and Eleanore said that she would go to sleep so as to be more on the alert for the morrow.
With this the young man bent lustily to his oars, while Bim sat in the stern of the skiff, alert to every movement made by his master, and swaying his body like that of a genuine cockswain.
The bleep was the alert - wait for the continuous sound, which is the summons.
Smith with his answerphone and presumably an automatic bleeper to alert him to messages so that he was always the one to phone you.
LisaS then fired off e-mails alerting influential bloggers - and the AP - to the falsehood.
What he knew about Ahmed Amin Refai put Bucca on an even higher state of alert.
In 1990 a leaflet from Dangerous Visions, a bookstore in Van Nuys, alerted me that Terry Pratchett and Neal Caiman would be in to autograph Good Omens.
A short while later Guillermo Franco, the crime reporter for Caracol Radio, came on the scene, alerted by the report of a shooting, but all he found was the abandoned car.
The way-stew was nothing to brag about, but the vapors did wonders to clear her head, so that she felt reasonably alert when she helped herself to the last of the cauf and began to repack her hasty camp.
Angelo was tousle-haired and blank-eyed from sleep, but Chubby was quick and alert.