alert

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From French alerte (alert), from the phrase à l'erte (on the watch), from Italian all'erta (to the height), from erta (lookout, tower).

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alert (comparative more alert, superlative most alert)

  1. Attentive; awake; on guard.
  2. (obsolete) Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
    • Addison
      an alert young fellow

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alert (plural alerts)

  1. An alarm.
  2. A notification of higher importance than an advisory.

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Verb[edit]

alert (third-person singular simple present alerts, present participle alerting, simple past and past participle alerted)

  1. To give warning to.

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alert (comparative alerter, superlative alertst)

  1. alert

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