Alert

Definition of Alert

A`lert´   Pronunciation: å`lẽrt´
a.1.Watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance.
2.Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
An alert young fellow.
- Addison.
n.1.(Mil.) An alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound to give warning.
On the alert
on the lookout or watch against attack or danger; ready to act.

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