alert alert  /ə ˈlɜrt/


  1. (n) condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
  2. (n) a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
  3. (n) an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
  4. (v) warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
  5. (adj) engaged in or accustomed to close observation
  6. (adj) quick and energetic
  7. (adj) mentally perceptive and responsive

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  1. A new PTI poll finds little shift in voters preferences following orange alerts, Democratic convention.
  2. Some critics maintain the kidnap-alert system could lead to false arrests or worse.
  3. A week after the alerts were raised in August, for instance, the discussion of another attack dominated the Sunday talk shows.


  1. Alert Issued for Missing Cleveland Teen

    CLEVELAND — Authorities have issued an alert for a missing Cleveland teen. Meaghan McGee, 15, was reported missing on June...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: FOX 8 Cleveland

  2. Amber Alert canceled for Asheville 16-month-old

    Police canceled an Amber Alert after a man took his son to the police department. Authorities had issued an Amber Alert for 16-month-old Jayden Squire late Thursday night. Police said the boy was taken by 25-year-old Russell Squire in Asheville. The child's mother said Squire strangled her until she was unconscious and then took the child. Squire took the child into the Asheville Police ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte

  3. Amber alert issued for 16-month old Asheville boy

    An Amber Alert is in effect Friday for a 16-month-old boy. Authorities say Jayden Wilson Squire was last seen in Asheville with Russell “Rusty” Squire, 25, as he left the Thunderbird Motel on foot.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer


  1. "We have to remain calm and not get provoked and I hope the referee will be very alert. You could see their behavior at halftime of the game against Mexico," he added of a pushing and shoving incident during the second-round match. "When you...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Bastian Schweinsteiger Source: The Associated Press

  2. "As the police and security services have said on so many occasions, we face a serious and continuous threat to our country," Brown said. "But this incident does recall the need for us to be vigilant at all times and the public to be alert at...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "These storms have a mind of their own," Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said after a meeting Saturday with mayors and emergency officials. "There are no rules, so what we have to do is be prepared, be smart, vigilant and alert."
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Charlie Crist Source: ABC News

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