alert


alert
a|lert1 [əˈlə:t US -ə:rt] adj
[Date: 1500-1600; : French; Origin: alerte, from Italian all' erta 'on the watch']
1.) giving all your attention to what is happening, being said etc
The animal raised its head, suddenly alert.
Taking notes is one of the best ways to stay alert in lectures.
2.) able to think quickly and clearly
Jack was as mentally alert as a man half his age.
3.) be alert to sth
to know about or understand something, especially a possible danger or problem
The authorities should have been alert to the possibility of invasion.
>alertness n [U]
alert 2
alert2 v [T]
1.) to officially warn someone about a problem or danger so that they are ready to deal with it
The school immediately alerted the police .
2.) to make someone realize something important or dangerous
alert sb to sth
campaigns to alert the public to the dangers of HIV
alert 3
alert3 n
1.)
a warning to be ready for possible danger
a bomb/fire/terrorist etc alert
a full-scale flood alert
The bomb alert was raised soon after midnight.
→↑red alert
2.) on (the) alert (for sth/sb)
ready to notice and deal with a situation or problem
Be on the alert for anyone acting suspiciously.
Troops in the vicinity were put on alert .
on full alert also on high alert
(=completely ready to deal with a dangerous situation)
All our border points are on full alert.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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