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Meaning & Definition of Alert in English

English

Alert

/ələrt/

noun

1. Condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

  • "Bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
    synonym:
  • alert
  • ,
  • qui vive

2. A warning serves to make you more alert to danger

    synonym:
  • alert
  • ,
  • alerting

3. An automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

    synonym:
  • alarm
  • ,
  • alert
  • ,
  • warning signal
  • ,
  • alarum

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • alarm
  • ,
  • alert

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • alert
  • ,
  • watchful

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • alert
  • ,
  • brisk
  • ,
  • lively
  • ,
  • merry
  • ,
  • rattling
  • ,
  • snappy
  • ,
  • spanking
  • ,
  • zippy

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • alert
  • ,
  • alive(p)
  • ,
  • awake(p)

Examples of using

This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the console.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
Be on alert. The evacuation order may occur at any moment.