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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alert  \A*lert"\,  n.  (Mil.) 
  An  alarm  from  a  real  or  threatened  attack;  a  sudden  attack; 
  also  a  bugle  sound  to  give  warning.  ``We  have  had  an 
  alert.''  --Farrow. 
 
  {On  the  alert},  on  the  lookout  or  watch  against  attack  or 
  danger;  ready  to  act 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alert  \A*lert"\  ([.a]*l[~e]rt"),  a.  [F.  alerte  earlier  [`a] 
  l'erte  on  the  watch,  fr  It  all'  erta  on  the  watch,  prop. 
  (standing)  on  a  height,  where  one  can  look  around  erta  a 
  declivity,  steep,  erto  steep,  p.  p.  of  ergere  erigere  to 
  erect,  raise,  L.  erigere  See  {Erect}.] 
  1.  Watchful;  vigilant;  active  in  vigilance. 
 
  2.  Brisk;  nimble;  moving  with  celerity. 
 
  An  alert  young  fellow.  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  Active;  agile;  lively;  quick;  prompt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alert 
  adj  1:  very  attentive  or  observant;  "an  alert  and  responsive  baby 
  is  a  joy";  "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"  [ant:  {unalert}] 
  2:  mentally  responsive;  "an  alert  mind" 
  3:  not  unconscious;  especially  having  become  conscious;  "the 
  patient  is  now  awake  and  alert"  [syn:  {awake(p)}] 
  4:  (usually  followed  by  `to')  showing  acute  awareness;  mentally 
  perceptive;  "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"  [syn:  {alive(p)}, 
  {awake(p)}] 
  n  1:  condition  of  heightened  watchfulness  or  preparation  for 
  action:  "bombers  were  put  on  alert  during  the  crisis" 
  [syn:  {qui  vive}] 
  2:  a  warning  serves  to  make  you  more  alert  to  danger  [syn:  {alerting}] 
  3:  an  automatic  signal  (usually  a  sound)  warning  of  danger 
  [syn:  {alarm},  {warning  signal},  {alarum}] 
  v  :  arouse  to  a  sense  of  danger;  "The  empty  house  alarmed  him" 
  [syn:  {alarm}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  alert 
 
    /*'l*rt/  An  audible  and/or  visual  message 
  intended  to  inform  a  system's  users  or  administrators  about  a 
  change  in  the  operating  conditions  of  that  system  or  about 
  some  kind  of  error  condition.  In  a  {graphical  user 
  interface},  an  alert  would  typically  be  displayed  as  a  small 
  window  containing  the  message  and  a  button  to  click  to  dismiss 
  the  window. 
 
  (1999-03-29) 
 
 




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