from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Showing an alert, competent style.
  • noun Informal Information or notification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective maintaining presence of mind; alert and attentive; able to recognize and take quick advantage of opportunities; resourceful.
  • noun a warning to be prepared for an imminent event.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun idiomatic A warning or call to pay attention; an advisory notice.
  • adjective With head directly above the neck, eyes front.
  • adjective Alert; vigilant

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a warning message
  • adjective fully alert and watchful


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