American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Showing an alert, competent style: play heads-up basketball.
- n. Informal Information or notification, especially in advance: gave me the heads-up on the new security measures.
- n. idiomatic A warning or call to pay attention; an advisory notice.
- adj. With head directly above the neck, eyes front.
- adj. Alert; vigilant
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. maintaining presence of mind; alert and attentive; able to recognize and take quick advantage of opportunities; resourceful.
- n. a warning to be prepared for an imminent event.
- n. a warning message
- adj. fully alert and watchful
“AT&T says it's confident the merger will be approved; it gave what it described as a "heads-up" call to the FCC before the announcement, and has offered a "breakup fee" of $3 billion and some spectrum to T-Mobile should the deal fall through.”
“Called heads-up displays, they provide pilots with improved visibility in bad weather while also allowing them to see critical flight-control information at eye level, without having to glance down at instrument screens.”
“I wanted to give you a heads-up that Netty will be visiting next weekend.”
“Wanted to give you a heads-up so you can make plans with Elizabeth, etc.”
“Quick heads-up, guys — Daryll just put in appearance on the ThinkFast thread.”
“Brian Keene gave a heads-up on his own blog that pointed me towards this interview he did with Dark Fiction Underground.”
“And stay tuned next week for a heads-up on an exploratory trip Trapper has cooking in southern New Zealand ...”
“You hop into the car, plug the iPhone into your head unit, and it turns into an automotive device -- letting you listen to music, see GPS, use heads-up navigation and much more.”
“Thanks for the heads-up; might have to give this one a second look rather than judging the book by its proverbial cover.”
“Bottom line: If someone heard a rumor that seems plausible, I can appreciate the heads-up.”
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