alert

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French alerte (alert), from the phrase à l’erte (on the watch), from Italian all'erta (to the height), from erta (lookout, tower).[1]

Adjective[edit]

alert (comparative more alert, superlative most alert)

  1. Attentive; awake; on guard.
  2. (obsolete) brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
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Noun[edit]

alert (plural alerts)

  1. An alarm.
  2. A notification of higher importance than an advisory.
  3. (military) A state of readiness for potential combat.
    an airborne alert; ground alert
  4. (computing) Synonym of bell (bell character).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Formed within English by conversion, from alert (adj). Compare French alerter.[2]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "alert, adj. and n.", OED Online, revised Sep. 2012 for Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed.. Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "alert, v.", OED Online, revised Sep. 2012 for Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed.. Oxford University Press.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French alerte.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

alert (comparative alerter, superlative alertst)

  1. alert

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of alert
uninflected alert
inflected alerte
comparative alerter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial alert alerter het alertst
het alertste
indefinite m./f. sing. alerte alertere alertste
n. sing. alert alerter alertste
plural alerte alertere alertste
definite alerte alertere alertste
partitive alerts alerters

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Descendants[edit]

  • Negerhollands: allert

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French alerte.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

alert (strong nominative masculine singular alerter, comparative alerter, superlative am alertesten)

  1. alert

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Further reading[edit]

  • alert” in Duden online
  • alert” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French alerte or English alert, from Italian all'erta.[1][2] First attested in the second half of the 20th century.[2]

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Noun[edit]

alert m inan

  1. alert (device used to alarm people)
    Synonym: alarm
    antyterrorystyczny alerta terrorist alert
  2. alert (sound used to alarm people)
    Synonym: alarm
  3. alert (state of being alerted)
    pomarańczowy alertorange alert
    czerwony alertred alert
    alert ekologicznyan ecological alert
    ogłaszać/ogłosić alertto declare alert
    alert obowiązujealert holds form/applies to
  4. (military) alert (state of readiness for potential combat)
  5. (technology) alert
    Synonym: powiadomienie

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko; Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021), “alert”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bańkowski, Andrzej (2000), “alert”, in Etymologiczny słownik języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish)

Further reading[edit]

  • alert in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • alert in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French alerte.

Adjective[edit]

alert m or n (feminine singular alertă, masculine plural alerți, feminine and neuter plural alerte)

  1. wide-awake

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French alerte, from Italian all'erta (on guard).

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Adjective[edit]

alert (comparative alertare, superlative alertast)

  1. alert

Declension[edit]

Inflection of alert
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular alert alertare alertast
Neuter singular alert alertare alertast
Plural alerta alertare alertast
Masculine plural3 alerte alertare alertast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 alerte alertare alertaste
All alerta alertare alertaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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