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Definition of Alert

Alert

  1. Watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance.
  2. Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
  3. An alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound to give warning.

Alert Quotations

When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high.
Hideki Tojo

Sleep makes people calmer, more alert, less fearful - just plain happier, or so I see around me and in me. I am sure that if this great nation were to concentrate on getting more sleep, we would be a happier, more confident people, and that by itself would be a major achievement.
Ben Stein

Now we're e-mailing and tweeting and texting so much, a phone call comes as a fresh surprise. I get text messages on my cell phone all day long, and it warbles to alert me that someone has sent me a message on Facebook or a reply or direct message on Twitter, but it rarely ever rings.
Susan Orlean

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
Agnes Repplier

Sometimes it takes a wake-up call, doesn't it, to alert us to the fact that we're hurrying through our lives instead of actually living them; that we're living the fast life instead of the good life. And I think, for many people, that wake-up call takes the form of an illness.
Carl Honore
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Alert Translations

alert in Afrikaans is lewendig
alert in Danish is livlig
alert in Dutch is kwiek, druk, kras, levendig, rap
alert in French is alarme, vif
alert in German is Alarmruf, Warnton
alert in Italian is allarme
alert in Portuguese is alerta
alert in Spanish is alerta
alert in Swedish is vaken, alert
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