Textual thesaurus for "alert"

(adj) watchful

engaged in or accustomed to close observation

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

(adj) awake, alive

mentally perceptive and responsive

an alert mind; 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

(adj) rattling, spanking, snappy, zippy, brisk, merry, lively

quick and energetic

a brisk walk in the park; a lively gait; a merry chase; traveling at a rattling rate; a snappy pace; a spanking breeze

(noun) alarm, alarum, warning signal

an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

(noun) alerting

a warning serves to make you more alert to danger

(noun) qui vive

condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

bombers were put on alert during the crisis

(verb) alarm

warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

The empty house alarmed him; We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries